Anheuser Busch v. Heineken


Cadwalader Successfully Defeats IPR Petitions for Three of Anheuser Busch’s Patents

In response to an ITC investigation filed by Anheuser Busch challenging the importation of Heineken’s polymer keg products, Heineken filed four Inter Partes Review petitions in the United States Patent and Trademark Office in an attempt to invalidate three Anheuser Busch patents asserted in the Investigation.

The Cadwalader IP team developed and drafted the Patent Owner Preliminary Responses arguing that the petitions be denied on the merits.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV manufactures alcoholic beverages. The Company produces and distributes beers. The company, led by Carlos Alves De Brito, in 2018 recorded €46 billion revenues.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board agreed and denied all four IPR petitions. Danielle Tully (Picture) was key in preparing the Preliminary Responses, along with Maegan Fuller, Dina Halajian, and Andrew Fessak. Dorothy Auth and Peter Moll are the partners in charge of the matter.

Involved fees earner: Dorothy Auth – Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft; Maegan Fuller – Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft; Peter Moll – Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft; Danielle Vincenti Tully – Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft;

Law Firms: Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft;

Clients: Anheuser-Busch InBev;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti