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Evident lawsuit

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit denies Evident Corporation's appeal Oct. 9 in patent infringement lawsuit firm filed against Church & Dwight and Colgate in June 1997. Court ruled Evident's U.S. Patent No. 4,971,782, which involves the manufacture of toothpaste formulated with baking soda and peroxide, was unenforceable. Claiming Church & Dwight and Colgate violated its patent in formulating baking soda and peroxide toothpastes, Evident was seeking royalties in excess of $45 mil., according to firm's attorney. Evident also appealed court's decision to grant attorney fees to Church & Dwight on July 23, 2003. Court is expected to hear the appeal within next few months, Church & Dwight says...

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