Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Jury Finds Benton Energy Liable for Patent Infringement and Awards Nearly $5 Million in Damages

By Mark Kachner July 26, 2019

A jury determined that Benton Energy Service Co. infringed a patent for improved drilling in offshore oil wells owned by Cajun Services Unlimited.  The jury also determined that Benton breached its rental agreement for the patented tool, committed fraud on Cajun, and misappropriated Cajun’s trade secrets.  In total, the jury awarded Cajun nearly $5 million in damages.  This includes $2 million in exemplary damages for the trade secret misappropriation.

This case is Cajun Services Unlimited v. Benton Energy Service Co., Case No. 2:17-cv-00491 (E.D. La.)

Editors: Mark Kachner, Brian Horne, Yanna S. BourisPaul Stewart

 

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Jury Finds Benton Energy Liable for Patent Infringement and Awards Nearly $5 Million in Damages
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