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Vesture's Induction Heating Pizza Warming System Infringes Cooktek Patents
Oct 1, 2003
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A U.S. federal judge has ruled that North Carolina, U.S.-based Vesture Corporation infringed two patents owned by Thermal Solutions Inc. and licensed to CookTek, by commercialization of Vesture's induction based heated pizza delivery systems for the foodservice industry.

U.S. District Judge Frank W. Bullock of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ruled that Vesture's Vest400 Induction heated pizza delivery systems infringe on certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,232,585 and U.S. Patent No. 6,444,961, and dismissed with prejudice claims by Vesture that CookTek had tortiously interfered with its business and engaged in unfair competition.

CookTek's FlashPak(TM) line of thermal food delivery systems uses proprietary, patented, induction technology to keep food orders hot
from kitchen to table, and reportedly is the heated delivery system of choice for more than 8,000 pizza and other restaurants worldwide.

A trial seeking monetary damages from Vesture for the infringement and entry of a permanent injunction against continued infringing sales is anticipated to be scheduled for the near future.

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