By Colin Harris
| November 11, 2011
Keurig has filed suit against Rogers Family Co. (“Rogers”) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts alleging that beverage containers sold by Rogers infringe one design patent and two utility patents.  The complaint states that the beverage containers sold by Rogers, such as its “OneCups,” are for use with Keurig’s single-serve brewers. The design patent in suit is U.S. Patent No. D502,362. 

A copy of Fig. 1 from the ’362 patent and a picture of the OneCup from Rogers’s website, which was accessed via a hyperlink in the complaint, are reproduced above.