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Halliburton Targets Rival in Hydraulic Fracking Patent Dispute

Sept. 1, 2022, 5:24 PM

Halliburton Energy Services Inc. accused rival US Well Services Inc. of infringing its hydraulic fracking patents, in a complaint filed Thursday in a Texas federal court.

The oil giant alleged that USWS’s hydraulic fracking equipment and similar products and services infringe several Halliburton patents, according to its complaint in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas. Halliburton’s filing comes after USWS sued its competitor in April 2021, similarly alleging infringement of a handful of patents.

USWS’s Clean Fleet technology, which aims to reduce emissions and sound pollution, infringes Halliburton’s patents under the doctrine of equivalents by using ...