British American Tobacco Rips Philip Morris' Vape IP Claims

Law360, London (June 26, 2020, 9:00 PM BST) -- British American Tobacco blasted counterclaims made by Philip Morris in their legal battle over e-cigarette technology, saying its vaping products don't infringe Philip Morris' U.K. patents.

The London based company, which has said it doesn't sell its products within the U.K., and its subsidiary, Nicoventures Tradings Ltd., argued that Phillip Morris' patents are invalid and took exception to the company's claims that the design and development work BAT did in England on its "glo" brand devices and "Neostiks" tobacco products directly caused the sales of its tobacco heating products outside the U.K.

"If any of the [Nicoventures and BAT's] acts within...

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