Heineken and Phillips settle beer row

Beer company Heineken has settled its long-running dispute over patents on home draught beer systems with Philips and rival brewer InBev.

Heineken had accused the Philips/Inbev Perfect Draft system of infringing five patents attached to its own Beertender product. In a short statement, Heineken said the dispute had been resolved in a ‘mutually acceptable manner’ and all legal action had been stopped. No details of the settlement were made public.
ANP said Heineken and Philips had been working together on a home draught beer system until 2002. Beertender was launched in spring 2004, Perfect Draft in 2005.

Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation