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June 2017 Archives

Litigation against patent trolls intersects with oil & gas law

Louisiana has had its share of litigation in the federal courts involving so-called patent trolls. Such companies collect patents and sue other companies for violating the patents that they hold. This has been a lucrative business but one that has been criticized by many industries and by the courts. A recent case has reached the U.S. Supreme Court that intersects the patent troll issue with oil & gas law.

Business disputes may be resolved prior to business litigation

Louisiana has plenty of business litigation disputes between oil and gas companies. Because business litigation is usually a drain on a company's resources and valuable time, early resolution of such disputes will often be a goal for both the disputing businesses and their attorneys. This may be even more important where the parties have an ongoing business relationship.