Complaint In Oil Rig Patent Row Can Continue, Judge Says
By Jess Davis
Law360, Dallas (December 10, 2012, 8:19 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Monday ruled that sales activity within the U.S. was sufficient to allow a patent infringement suit against an offshore oil rig technology manufacturer to continue, rejecting the manufacturer’s argument the allegedly infringing activity was out of the reach of the U.S. Patent Act.
U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Schneider said Houston-based L.C. Eldridge Sales Co.'s allegation that Jurong Shipyard Pte. Ltd., a Singapore shipbuilder, sold or offered to sell the technology in the U.S. was enough to maintain its claim...