Schweitzer-Mauduit International Files Cigarette Paper Patent Infringement Suit
Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, 10 February 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE: SWM) today announced its filing of a patent infringement action on 08 February 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division. The suit was filed against the following parties as defendants:
The suit alleges that the defendants infringe United States Patent No. 6,725,867 based on the sale of cigarette papers in the United States that are designed for use in the manufacture of lower ignition propensity cigarettes. Schweitzer-Mauduit is represented by the firms of Jones Day and Buist, Moore Smythe & McGee P.A.
Historically, the average time for a patent infringement action to be resolved in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division is around two to four years.
Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. is a diversified producer of premium specialty papers. It also manufactures specialty papers for other applications. Schweitzer-Mauduit and its subsidiaries conduct business in more than 90 countries and employ 2900 people worldwide, with operations in the United States, France, Brazil, the Philippines, Indonesia, Canada, and a joint venture in China. For further information, visit the company's Web site at www.schweitzer-mauduit.com.