3 IP Battles To Watch As Drilling Frenzy Heats Up

Law360, New York (September 4, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. oil and gas boom has sparked another boom within the industry: fights over the intellectual property that gets the drills spinning.

With the pressure on companies to drill more quickly and efficiently, they're increasingly seeking to protect the technologies they've developed that allow them to do so, attorneys say.

"If you simply look at the IP filings in the U.S. Southern District of Texas, you see a number of them involve the oil patch," said Lee Kaplan of Houston litigation firm Smyser Kaplan &...
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