IEG Vu is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Dried cranberry lawsuit

This article was originally published in Foodnews

OCEAN Spray Cranberries Inc has used patent litigation as a tool to corner the lucrative market for sweetened dried cranberries for its popular Craisins, rival Decas Cranberry Products Inc alleges. Ocean Spray hit Decas with a patent suit to scare away prospective buyers of the independently held cranberry products maker, Decas said in counterclaims filed on 23 June. Jeff Carlson, Decas's chief executive, said: "The timing of Ocean Spray's patent infringement lawsuit is highly suspect, as it was made at a time when Decas was seeking outside investment to fuel future innovation and growth and numerous cranberry growers were exploring the possibility of signing on with Decas."

Advertisement

Topics

What to read next

Advertisement
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

CO127690

Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel