Kotex Pads Sued For Patent Infringement

Law360, New York (August 25, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Kimberly-Clark Corporation encountered a different kind of protection on Wednesday when Tyco Healthcare Retail Services AG sued the company for patent infringement over its Kotex Maxi Pads.

The suit, filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, accuses Kimberly-Clark of infringing on United States Patent No. 6,506,961, issued in January of 2003.

Kimberly-Clark has allegedly been infringing on the patent by manufacturing, using, selling and importing products including, but not limited to, the Kotex Maxi Pad.

The patent describes a disposable absorbent article, worn by the...
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