Federal court strikes down patent claim by fracking company
BLG lawyer David Madsen says the decision from the federal court is a win for the defendants because ‘a big portion of what they did was practicing this methodology.’

Federal court strikes down patent claim by fracking company

The Federal Court of Canada has ruled against a Calgary-based oil and gas services company ensuring there is no monopoly on a fracturing technology used in horizontal drilling and well completion systems in the sector.

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