Cos. Must Destroy Docs In Oil Drill Patent Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (April 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Energy company ReedHycalog UK Ltd. will have to abide by a protective order calling for it to destroy confidential documents discovered in a drilling equipment patent case, after a federal judge denied its bid to toss the order so that the documents could be used in another case.

Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Eastern Texas ruled that the protective order agreed upon by Reed and three companies that it sued will stand and the documents must be destroyed. Reed...
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