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Green Mountain’s expiring K-Cup patents attract rivals

November 18, 2011
By Leslie Patton/Bloomberg


November 18, 2011, United States – Sept. 16, 2012, is D Day – or at least K Day – for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. That's when it will lose the main patents on K-Cups, the coffee pods that helped make Green Mountain the largest player in the $1 billion-plus U.S. single-serve coffee market. | READ MORE