In 2003, P&G introduced Folgers Coffee in a plastic container. This innovation has grown the Folgers business for the past five years, per P&G.
The lawsuit seeks to stop Kraft Foods from selling the infringing Maxwell House Coffee package. It also seeks recovery of damages.
Kraft spokeswoman Susan Davison told Dow Jones Newswire Tuesday that the company had not yet had a chance to review the lawsuit. "Kraft does not infringe the valid patent rights of others," she
said. "We will vigorously defend ourselves in this matter."--Nina M. Lentini