Andrews Kurth Wants 2nd Shot From 5th Circ. In Patent Row

Law360, Dallas (September 24, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT) -- Andrews Kurth LLP asked the Fifth Circuit on Friday to rehear its bid to block two Lufkin Industries Inc. engineers from litigating in Texas state court claims that the oil company and the law firm had conspired to assign the rights to two well technology patents.

The firm argues in a petition for rehearing that a Fifth Circuit panel opinion issued Sept. 7 could set bad precedent by allowing a state court to relitigate matters already decided in federal court. It wants the appeals court to...
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