Judge Rules Against Cargill In Suit Over De-Icing Patent

Law360, New York (September 1, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A New York district court affirmed Wednesday an earlier jury verdict of patent infringement and trade secret theft by Minnesota-based agricultural conglomerate Cargill Inc.

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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