Whipstock Settles Drilling Patent Suit V. Key Energy

Law360, New York (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Whipstock Services Inc. has settled an infringement suit it filed against Key Energy Services Inc. over a patent that covers a method for wellbore window milling, and last week filed suits against Schlumberger Ltd. and Smith International Inc. over the same patent.

Judge John D. Love of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas signed off on final judgment in the Key Energy case on Tuesday, after signing an order dismissing all of Whipstock and Key Energy's claims the day before. In a...
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