Ice Cream Antitrust Ruling Reversed

Law360, New York (February 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- While upholding a lower court ruling that an ice cream maker’s patent was not violated because it was fraudulently acquired, the Federal Circuit has reversed an antitrust ruling against the company.

Dippin’ Dots Inc. had appealed a district court’s February 2005 decision that rival ice cream manufacturers and distributors did not violate its patent. On Friday, the federal circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment of noninfringement based on obviousness and unenforceability but reversed the district court’s ruling on the rival companies’ antitrust counterclaim.

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