Fed. Circ. Revives Patent Suit Over Drilling Waste System

Law360 (May 14, 2018, 8:22 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday revived a patent lawsuit against Brazil’s Dynamic Air Ltda. over systems it installed on ships to transport oil drilling waste, overturning a ruling that a rival said created a blueprint for companies to avoid infringement cases.

M-I Drilling Fluids UK Ltd. filed suit in Minnesota federal court after Dynamic Air won a contract from Petróleo Brasileiro SA to install the systems on two ships. While the ships were U.S.-flagged, the lower court dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction.

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