Polymer Group Settles Lawsuit Against Kroger, Others

CINCINNATTI -- The Polymer Group, Inc. settled a patent-infringement lawsuit it filed against The Kroger Co. here and two other companies, Inter-American Products, Inc. (Inter-American), and U.S. Nonwovens Corp.

The suit was related to private-label imaged wipes sold at Kroger stores. Under the settlement, the defendants won't sell any more of the alleged infringing products after a certain date. Additional terms of the settlement weren't disclosed.

"We are satisfied with the outcome of the agreements," said James Schaeffer, Polymer Group c.e.o. "This is the first of what we hope to be many acknowledgements of our proprietary position in the market and the steps we have taken to protect that position."
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