Fed. Circ. Vacates Injunction In Baker Hughes IP Suit

Law360, New York (October 9, 2009, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Finding that a lower court failed to make the requisite finding of irreparable harm before granting it, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has vacated a preliminary injunction granted to Baker Hughes Inc. in a patent suit against rival Nalco Holding Co. over a method for refining crude oil.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Sept. 11 granted Baker Hughes the preliminary injunction it had requested, which barred Nalco from testing a crude oil refining process.

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