Wolf Greenfield Secures Summary Judgment Victory for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Keurig, and Starbucks
Our clients Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. and Keurig, Incorporated, and one of their biggest customers, Starbucks Corporation, were sued in Colorado by a local tea supplier, Teashot.LLC, for infringement of a patent directed to a type of tea-filled container. We defended by arguing that the accused tea-filled K-Cup® packs do not infringe Teashot’s patent. In May 2013, we filed a Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement. In February 2014, the judge granted that motion, finding that our clients did not infringe any of the patent claims Teashot had asserted against them. This was an across-the-board win for our clients. Teashot had been seeking multiple millions of dollars in damages and an injunction.