Federal Circuit Revives Oil Drilling Pipe Suit

Law360, New York (January 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has allowed Hydril Company LP’s antitrust and patent suit against Grant Prideco Inc. over oil drilling pipes to continue, more than a year after a district court threw out the case.

Hydril, which manufactures threaded connections for drill pipes used to drill oil and gas wells, accuses Grant Prideco of monopolizing markets by enforcing a patent that it obtained fraudulently, infringing another patent owned by Hydril and breaching a contract between the parties.

The charges, which were all dismissed in an August...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.