Alcoa Says Contract Fight With AB InBev Must Be Litigated

Law360 (July 2, 2020, 7:19 PM EDT) -- Aluminum giant Alcoa is urging a New York federal court not to force it to arbitrate a patent dispute relating to a type of aluminum used in Anheuser-Busch InBev bottles, arguing that the brewer is targeting the wrong company due to a 2016 corporate restructuring.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV and its subsidiaries told the court last month that the dispute, which relates to confidential information exchanged during a manufacturing project to develop a lightweight, elongated and re-closable bottle, belongs in arbitration before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. The brewing company has already initiated such a proceeding against Alcoa Corp.; its subsidiary,...

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