May 5, 2018 / 12:49 AM / 9 months ago

Fed Circuit: Judge must explain denial of attorneys' fees in fracking patent case

A federal court on Friday upheld a win for hydraulic-fracturing services provider Energy Heating and its client, Marathon Oil, and revived their bid for attorneys’ fees against a competing firm, Heat On-The-Fly LLC.

The unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a ruling by a federal judge in North Dakota, who had invalidated Heat On-the-Fly’s patent for heating water at fracking sites after finding it was obtained through inequitable conduct.

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