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Yetter Coleman Secures Successful Settlement After Winning MSJ For Client In Patent Litigation Over Oilfield Blowout Preventer Technology

Yetter Coleman’s Pam Hohensee, Tom Morrow, Ed Dawson, and Kevin Terrazas represented an energy client in a patent infringement case against a land and offshore drilling rig manufacturer and supplier involving blowout preventer (BOP) technology. The Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, issued an opinion on summary judgment, holding that our client did not infringe the other manufacturer’s patents, but the manufacturer did infringe our energy clients’ patents. The opposing party pursued a mandamus petition to the Federal Circuit challenging the trial court’s discovery rulings; our client filed a response and the court rejected the petition. The case settled favorably. Read the order here.