13 May 2020PatentsSarah Morgan

USITC to investigate Philip Morris over e-cigarettes

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) will begin an  investigation into certain  Philip Morris tobacco heating articles, following a complaint from  British American Tobacco (BAT).

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30 June 2020   Philip Morris yesterday, June 29 faced down a patent infringement suit filed by a subsidiary of rival British American Tobacco with counterclaims of its own.
2 December 2020   Philip Morris International is facing another patent infringement lawsuit over its IQOS tobacco heating system in the US.
27 January 2021   An attorney for the US International Trade Commission has recommended that the Commission find Philip Morris International to have infringed British American Tobacco’s patents, which would likely lead to PMI’s IQOS products being excluded from the US market as early as November 2021.