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Patent Trial Between Fracking Services Rivals to Proceed in Waco

March 23, 2021, 5:49 PM

True Chemical Solutions LLC failed to convince the Federal Circuit that a patent infringement suit filed against it by a rival fracking chemical supplier was improperly transferred to a courthouse allegedly better-prepared for a Covid-safe trial.

Judge Alan Albright of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas granted Performance Chemical Co.’s motion to transfer the case from the Midland-Odessa Division to the Waco Division before trial. Performance argued the Waco courthouse had already implemented significant protocols for socially distanced in-person jury trials.

True Chem asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to order Albright ...