Cases & Deals

Procter & Gamble resolves patent dispute with Asher over toothbrush technology

Client(s) Procter & Gamble Company, The

Jones Day represented The Procter & Gamble Company in defense of patent infringement allegations relating to toothbrush technology. P&G moved to dismiss the D. Col. case on basis of lack of subject matter jurisdiction (ownership not vested in plaintiff) and pending that ruling, brought a declaratory judgment action in D.N.J. involving the appropriate parties. D.Col denied motion to dismiss. P&G then dropped the D.N.J. suit. The case settled favorably to P&G.

Asher v. The Procter & Gamble Company, Civil Action No. 1:07-CV-00339 (D. Colo. 2007), 2:07-CV-04215 (D.N.J. 2007)