Keurig loses patent case over filter cartridges

From the CBS affiliate in Sacramento, a news story about a patent lawsuit by Keurig against a maker of coffee cups. The court granted summary judgment to the defendant against Keurig’s claims arising from its design and utility patents. Additional information on the suit can be found at Sarah Burnstein’s blog at http://design-law.tumblr.com/post/51720014207/judge-rules-that-the-keurig-design-patent-shown.

As a daily drinker of Keurig-brewed coffee, I rejoice for anything that might lower the cost of the useful but rather pricey Keurig-compatible cups. We’ll see what happens on the (most likely inevitable) appeal.

Cross-posted to Infoglut Tumblr.

 

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