Monopoly Claims Scrubbed From IP Suit Over Pipeline Part

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 6:20 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge nixed antitrust claims in a suit that accuses Canada Pipeline Accessories Co. Ltd. of monopolizing the market for an oil pipeline component by threatening rivals with trademark suits, ruling Friday that CPA’s actions were legal and the validity of its intellectual property was at the heart of the case.

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks dismissed rival pipeline part maker RJ Machine Company Inc.'s three antitrust claims alleging CPA was unfairly dominating the market for the 50E flow conditioner — a drain-like, metal...
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