Reddy Ice IP Suit Is A Sham To Create Monopoly: ISB

Law360, New York (May 21, 2010, 4:25 PM EDT) -- Responding to allegations that it infringed Reddy Ice Corp.’s ice-bagging patent, ISB-In Store Bagging Machine Co. LLC has accused the ice products maker of attempting to monopolize the market for ice packaging machines by engaging in sham patent litigation.

ISB denied the enforceability of Reddy’s Ice’s patent and claimed the packaged ice distributor violated antitrust regulations by filing “frivolous” litigation against its competitors in an effort to gain a tighter grip on the ice machine market, according to counterclaims filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court...
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