Popcorn Dilemma

May 9, 2014

  • 291 Patents
  • 291XII Infringement
  • 291XII(B) Actions
  • 291k323 Final Judgment or Decree
  • 291k323.2 Summary Judgment
  • 291k323.2(3) k. Particular Cases.

291 PatentsWhether popcorn was “food item” within meaning of patent for flexible susceptor for browning food items in microwave, and whether competitor’s microwave popcorn product infringed patent, were questions of law that could be resolved by court on motions for summary judgment.

General Mills v. Hunt-Wesson, Inc., 917 F. Supp. 663 (D. Minn. 1996)