Electronic-cigarette makers sued over allegations of patent infringement

Lorillard Inc. and another North Carolina electronic-cigarette company are among 11 being sued by a wholly owned subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group Plc for patent infringement.

Fontem Ventures BV and Fontem Holdings BV, based in the Netherlands, are suing the companies for what it is calling unlawful use of four patented technologies.

 Reference: Electronic-cigarette makers sued over allegations of patent infringement

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