30 August 2018Patents

USITC to investigate AB InBev over Heineken complaint

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to launch an investigation into drinks multinational Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev over methods for dispensing beer.

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15 May 2019   The European Commission has fined Belgium-based brewer AB InBev €200.4 million for breaching antitrust rules.
8 October 2019   A US International Trade Commission judge has recommended issuing an exclusion order against Anheuser-Busch InBev, after finding that the Belgium-headquartered brewer infringed a Heineken patent related to the storage of beer in kegs.