Business: Soap Decision

Nearly a year ago in Federal Court in South Bend there came up for trial a famed suit involving four-fifths of the U. S. soap business. Procter & Gamble and Colgate-Palmolive-Peet were suing Lever Brothers Co. for infringement of patents covering the art of spraying hot, liquid soap into hot, dry air where it becomes Ivory Snow (Procter & Gamble), Super Suds (Colgate) or Rinso (Lever). For weeks Federal Judge Thomas W. Slick listened to a flood of foamy oratory, saw reels of soap cinemas, inspected elaborate...

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