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Jury finds for Heinz in “Dip & Squeeze” packet dispute
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2015

A federal jury in Pennsylvania has found that H.J. Heinz Co. did not appropriate the idea of a dual-opening condiment packaging, the "Dip & Squeeze"


Heinz “Dip & Squeeze” suit headed to trial
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2015

A Pennsylvania federal court has denied H.J. Heinz Co.'s motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit alleging that the company stole the idea for the


Federal Circuit affirms USDA’s grape patents
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2015

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court's ruling that unauthorized public use of the Scarlet Royal and Autumn King varieties


Heinz “Dip & Squeeze” case revived by Third Circuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2014

The Third Circuit has reversed a Michigan district court's dismissal in a case alleging that H.J. Heinz Co. stole the idea for the "Dip & Squeeze"


Court dismisses suit accusing LSU of fraudulent sweetener patent
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2014

A California federal court has dismissed on jurisdictional grounds Quest Nutrition LLC's lawsuit against Louisiana State University Agricultural


ITC rejects patent-packaging infringement claim against liquor and wine importers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2013

In the first investigation subject to a pilot program, the International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed with an administrative law judge (ALJ


Federal Circuit rules organic farmers lack standing to challenge Monsanto patents
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2013

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court's dismissal of the declaratory judgment action brought by a number of


Kraft sues Kellogg & Keebler alleging packaging patent infringement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2013

Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC has filed a complaint in an Illinois federal court against Kellogg and Keebler, claiming that the companies' cookie


Alleged infringing farmer files Scotus merits brief on patent exhaustion
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman claims in his U.S. Supreme Court merits brief that the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that he infringed patents by planting second-generation genetically modified (GM) seeds, has “significantly curtailed the patent-exhaustion defense” by refusing to “hold Monsanto’s patent rights exhausted with respect to the seeds Bowman purchased from a grain elevator.”


Neither Wrigley nor Cadbury infringed the other’s menthol chewing gum patent
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2012

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, in a divided ruling, has determined that Wrigley’s 2000 patent for menthol chewing gum was invalid because prior patents made Wrigley’s claimed invention obvious; thus, the court determined that Cadbury did not infringe Wrigley’s patent when it reformulated its chewing gum to include the compound claimed in Wrigley’s patent