Baker Hughes Drills Rival With Trade Secrets Suit

Law360, New York (August 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Worried over the “imminent danger” to its oil and gas drilling business, Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations Inc. has decided to take Pathfinder Energy Services Inc. to court after accusing the rival of pilfering a number of its employees in hopes of obtaining critical trade secrets.

On Monday, Baker Hughes filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleging that Pathfinder has deliberately recruited a number of its former employees to gain a leg up in the highly competitive drilling technologies and...
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