Heinz: Dip & Sued

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Causing all the fuss.
Causing all the fuss.Photo: Heinz

Chicago inventor Scott White, who patented something dubbed the “CondiCup,” is suing Heinz over the brand’s “Dip & Squeeze” packaging, claiming it rips off parts of his invention. Chiefly, White’s condiment revolutionizer offers two different ways in — one for dipping, and one for “squirting or squeezing,” according to patent documents. It does sound a bit suspicious, since the guy actually e-mailed his idea to Heinz a number of years ago and was invited to present his idea to executives … who may or may not have ripped off parts of it. Can’t really blame White for seeing red. [WSJ]