CINCINNATI (AP) _ The Procter & Gamble Co. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday against Reckitt & Coleman Inc. of Wayne, N.J.

P&G alleged that its competitor's Resolve fabric refresher uses patented technology developed for Febreze, which Procter & Gamble introduced in May 1998.

Procter & Gamble asked unspecified damages and a court order to halt the sale of Resolve.