Judge Rules Against Cargill In Suit Over De-Icing Patent
According to judge David E. Peebles, Cargill’s road de-icing product, part of its industrial division, infringed patents held by defendant Sears Petroleum & Transport Corp. Cargill had argued that Sears Petroleum’s patents were invalid because the invention was not new.
Cargill, which employs 124,000 people worldwide, filed a preemptive suit against Sears in April 2003. The much smaller Sears Petroleum had sent...
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