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P&G sues Utah-based company for alleged patent infringement


CINCINNATI —The Procter & Gamble Co. today filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Ohio against CAO Group Inc., a Utah-based manufacturer and distributor of dental products.

The lawsuit alleges that CAO Group is violating P&G’s intellectual property by manufacturing and selling its “Sheer White,” “Sheer FluorX,” and “Sheer DesenZ” products. P&G said it is suing CAO Group in order to protect its investment in its technology and its Crest Whitestrips business.

“P&G has made significant investments in the innovations behind our Crest Whitestrips products. We treat infringements of our intellectual property rights protecting these innovations very seriously,” said Deborah P. Majoras, chief legal officer of P&G. “By filing a lawsuit against CAO Group, we are taking steps to protect this investment and our business.”

According to the CAO Group’s website, the CAO Group is under the direction of Dr. Densen Cao. The company designs, develops and sells dental, veterinary, forensic and solid state lighting products. It has research and development and manufacturing plants in West Jordan, Utah and Beijing, China.


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