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Speech Law's Reach Questioned In Oil Tool Patent Fight

Law360 (March 12, 2018, 4:40 PM EDT) -- An oilfield tool company has asked the Texas Supreme Court to let it proceed with its suit against a company it has accused of seeking foreign patents for its proprietary technology, arguing a lower court wrongly let a state free speech law interfere with an upcoming hearing.

MCR Oil Tools LLC is aiming to block Spex Group Offshore Ltd. from pursuing patents in the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada and Australia for oilfield technology allegedly lifted from MCR, according to court records. In a March 8 petition...
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