National Oilwell Varco Penalized for Fraudulent Representation of Patent Ownership
shot by IP News Shots / 5:10 pm on 23 April, 2021
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has penalized National Oilwell Varco LP for fraudulently representing ownership of an automatic driller technology patent and filing a patent infringement lawsuit relating to it. The court ordered damages worth $5 million after rejecting National Oilwell Varco’s claims and finding that defendant Auto-Dril Inc. was right in asserting that the plaintiff fraudulently showed ownership of the patent in suit.
US Well Services Accuses Rivals of Infringing on Electric Fracking Patents
shot by IP News Shots / 6:50 pm on 16 April, 2021
US Well Services Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the US District Court for the Western District of Texas asserting infringement of electric fracking patents. The case is filed against Halliburton Co. and Cimarex Energy Co. and the plaintiff seeks damages and costs for the infringement.
Gasoline Blending Technology Patent Dispute Set for Trial After a Long Wait
shot by IP News Shots / 5:36 pm on 15 April, 2021
A patent dispute involving patents relating to gasoline blending technology, filed at the US District Court for the District of Delaware, is all set for an in-person trial. The patent dispute between Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals LP and Magellan Midstream Partners LP is expected to go to trial in June.
Schlumberger Unit’s Patent Litigation Transferred to Houston
shot by IP News Shots / 7:39 pm on 31 March, 2021
A fracking patent lawsuit brought by a Schlumberger Ltd.’s unit has been transferred to the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas as another case at the court has enough overlap for the transfer to be made. The case originally filed at the US District Court for the Western District of Texas was transferred by the judge before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) would intervene again.
CAFC Affirms Lower Court Ruling of Refusal of Arbitration
shot by IP News Shots / 6:30 pm on 15 March, 2021
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has affirmed the ruling of a Louisiana Federal Court which declined sending a patent case for arbitration. The lower court had rejected the arbitration request as the defendant Besco Tubular Inc. was too late at making the request. Besco asked for arbitration after it was found infringing on patent relating to elevator roller-insert system used in oil wells belonging to Spoked Solutions LLC.
CAFC Tosses out Judge Albright’s Decision of Barring an Expert’s Testimony
shot by IP News Shots / 9:12 pm on 02 March, 2021
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) tossed out District Judge Albright’s ruling to exclude part of a technical expert’s testimony in a patent infringement lawsuit. The court found that the judge had not explained the reason as to why he forbade patent holder Finalrod IP LLC expert’s testimony.
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