Wolf Greenfield Secures Summary Judgment Victory for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Keurig, and Starbucks

  • February 1, 2014
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.