Weatherford Hit With Suit Over Oil Drill Patent

Law360, New York (April 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Texas oil-field equipment company has broadened a patent infringement battle against perennial adversary Weatherford International LP, launching a new suit against the company and 10 other firms it accuses of infringing a patent relating to drilling technology.

In a suit launched Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Davis-Lynch Inc. accused Weatherford, two subsidiaries and 10 other companies of infringing U.S Patent Number 6,679,336, titled “Multipurpose float equipment and method.” Davis has already launched two separate suits against Weatherford over...
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