Reddy Ice Drops Ice Machine Patent Suit Against ISB

Law360, New York (June 18, 2010, 12:14 PM EDT) -- Reddy Ice Corp. has dropped its suit alleging ISB-In Store Bagging Machine Co. LLC infringed a patent for an in-store ice-bagging machine, on the heels of the defendant's counterclaims that Reddy Ice violated antitrust law by initiating sham litigation.

Judge Royal Furgeson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas signed off Thursday on an agreed order of dismissal, shortly after ISB alleged that Reddy Ice was maintaining a monopoly on the ice products market by bringing baseless infringement suits against competitors....
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