Rig Pipe Maker Bars Rival From Selling Alleged Knockoffs

Law360 (August 21, 2020, 4:04 PM EDT) -- A manufacturer of threaded pipes used in oil and gas wells has agreed to stop designing and selling products that it allegedly misappropriated from a rival, just days before the trade secrets dispute was set to go to trial.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Christina Bryan on Tuesday signed the permanent injunction order in which OFS International LLC agreed to stop using designs that competitor Ultra Premium Services LLC, a Tenaris SA subsidiary, claims were knockoffs of products it previously licensed to OFS.

The order said OFS is "permanently enjoined from manufacturing, marketing, selling, offering for sale, licensing or providing threading services" for...

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