Reddy Ice Sues Texas Rival Over Ice-Bagging Patent

Law360, New York (May 4, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT) -- Packaged ice manufacturer and distributor Reddy Ice Corp. has sued a Texas-based rival for allegedly infringing a patent on a machine sold to retail stores that makes and packages ice.

Reddy's suit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, accuses ISB-In Store Bagging Machine Co. LLC of infringing U.S. Patent Number 5,109,651, titled “Ice bagger.” The '651 patent was issued to Reddy in 1992, according to the complaint.

ISB “recently began manufacturing (or having manufactured) and selling, offering to sell,...
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