Served as lead counsel on behalf of Mrs. Smith's Bakeries, a subsidiary of Flowers Foods, a leading producer of packaged bakery foods, in a patent suit by Gardner Pie Co., an Ohio producer of bakery foods. The technology involved related to baked goods manufacturing systems. We filed a motion to dismiss in the Ohio district court and contemporaneously filed a declaratory judgment action in federal court in Georgia. The decision on the motion to dismiss was appealed to the Federal Circuit, but the parties settled the case before oral argument. Gardner Pie Co. v. Mrs. Smith's Bakeries, Inc., No. 01-1758 (N.D. Ohio filed July 19, 2001).

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