Heinz: Dip & Sued

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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]