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AB InBev Drops One Case Against Heineken as Beer Battle Goes On

April 29, 2019, 8:41 PM

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA said it’s dropping a U.S. trade case against Heineken NV to focus instead on getting money from its rival beermaker.

Heineken is no longer importing its Blade or Brewlock beer dispensing systems into the U.S., so there’s no need to proceed with a patent-infringement case at the U.S. International Trade Commission, AB InBev said in a filing. The agency only has the power to block imports and can’t award damages, so AB InBev said it’s turning to the courts for cash.

“We are pleased to have achieved our desired outcome in this proceeding -- namely Heineken’s withdrawal ...