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Altria Group Files a Lawsuit Against Juul Over E-Vapor Patent Infringement

Marlboro maker Altria Group said Tuesday its subsidiary NJOY has sued Juul Labs — the e-cigarette company it once held significant stake in — over patent infringement of certain e-vapor products.

In a complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, the tobacco conglomerate alleges that some of Juul’s products, including its device and pods, infringe upon patents owned by NJOY.

Altria has called for a ban on the importation and sale of these Juul products.

“Protecting our intellectual property is critical to achieving our Vision,” said Altria General Counsel Murray Garnick in a release. “JUUL has infringed upon our patents through the sale of its imported products, and we ask the ITC to impose appropriate remedies in response to these trade violations.”

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