RJ Machine Sues Pipe Rival Over Expired-Patent Monopoly

Law360, Los Angeles (July 11, 2013, 10:04 PM ET) -- Oil pipeline parts maker RJ Machine Co. hit rival Canada Pipeline Accessories Inc. with an antitrust suit in Texas federal Court on Thursday, saying CPA illegally monopolized the market for a particular pipeline component by threatening to sue over a patent that expired two years ago.

RJ Machine wants to sell a part called a 50E flow conditioner, a drainlike metal piece that helps guide oil smoothly through a pipeline, but said rival conditioner manufacturer CPA has created a monopoly by threatening to sue anyone who...
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Case Title

RJ Machine Company, Inc. v. Canada Pipeline Accessories Co.Ltd.


Case Number

1:13-cv-00579

Court

Texas Western

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

Sam Sparks

Date Filed

July 10, 2013

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