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Procter & Gamble files patent lawsuit against Kraft

August 28, 2007
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Procter & Gamble Co. is suing Kraft Foods Inc., charging that a new plastic container for Kraft''s Maxwell House coffee brand infringes on patents for P&G''s Folgers coffee container, the Associated Press reports. P&G introduced a plastic container for its Folgers coffee in 2003 that has been used to help grow the Folgers business, the Cincinnati-based company said in a statement. P&G filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco that seeks to stop Kraft Foods from selling its coffee in the packaging that P&G says infringes on its patents. The lawsuit also seeks recovery of an unspecified amount in damages.

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