IP Law News

Case: Patents/Reconsideration (S.D. Tex.)

Jan. 21, 2020, 2:55 PM

A federal district court in Texas denied OneSubsea IP UK Ltd.'s motion for reconsideration of invalidity of its patent for its protected annulus flow arrangement for a subsea completion system. FMC Technologies Inc. claimed that the patent was invalid due to the on-sale bar, because of the sale of 10 high-pressure high-temperature enhanced vertical deepwater trees in 2015. Once FMC presented evidence relevant to the elements of the on-sale bar, the court correctly required OneSubsea to present contradictory evidence to raise a genuine issue of material fact in order to avoid summary judgment, and it failed to do so. And...

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