British American Tobacco files patent suits against Philip Morris’ IQOS products

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FILE PHOTO: The charger and the holder (top) of the electric tobacco heating system IQOS of cigarette maker Philip Morris Switzerland are displayed after a news conference in Bern, Switzerland November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

(Reuters) – British American Tobacco (BATS.L) said on Thursday it had filed patent infringement challenges against Philip Morris International Inc (PM.N) in the United States, the UK and Germany over the heating technology used in its iQOS tobacco products.

The Lucky Strike cigarette maker said it had brought two actions in the United States against Philip Morris, one through the International

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Automakers can face dieselgate suits where cars bought: EU court adviser

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(Reuters) – EU consumers should be able to sue carmakers in their national courts if they have bought cars with emission cheat devices installed, an adviser to the Court of Justice of the European Union said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Protests against Germany’s “Dieselgate” in front of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure where ministers and car executives hold a meeting to agree ways to cut inner-city pollution to try to stave off bans on diesel cars and restore the tarnished reputation of the country’s auto industry in Berlin, Germany, August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo

The opinion,

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