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Based on our informal survey and analysis of patent lawsuits, energy companies will see both an increase in lawsuits filed by “patent trolls” and will find that a decreasing percentage of...more
On December 20, 2013, the San Antonio Court of Appeals issued a decision concerning the proper construction of a contract used to allocate royalties from a horizontal well that traverses two separate properties. The decision,...more
In This Issue:
- About our mining sector
- Take or Pay Contracts, a double-edged sword
- Africa Rising
- Protect, Respect and Remedy – Human Rights and the Mining Industry
- Mine Your Own...more
Caution should be exercised when requesting, reviewing or sharing seismic data held by a regulatory authority, as demonstrated by the latest decision in a series of lawsuits commenced by Geophysical Service Incorporated...more
The ”tradition” of stealing a prospect generator’s maps – and getting caught at it – is alive and well. Lamont et al v. Vaquillas Energy Lopeno Ltd et al is the second recent Texas case on theft of trade secrets and, like the...more
The prospect generator’s worst nightmare is presented in Southwestern Energy Production Co. v. Berry-Helfand and Muncey. I will over-simplify the facts: Hefland and Muncey toil for years generating James Lime prospects in a...more
Many years ago, in the days of cheap oil and cheaper natural gas, The Superior Oil Company often hired geologists and engineers away from Mobil Oil. ...more
The Fifth Circuit’s affirmance last week of a $44.4 million trade secrets award in the Wellogix v. Accenture case is a weighty reminder of the power of circumstantial evidence in trade secrets cases, and the importance of...more
Contracts for proprietary seismic data acquisition for oil and gas exploration frequently include a clause providing that all intellectual property developed during the seismic contractor's performance of acquisition services...more
Québec Minister of Finance and Economy Nicolas Marceau and Québec Minister of Natural Resources Martine Ouellet announce that a forum on mining royalties will be held on March 15th, 2013 in Montréal, during which the mining...more
What if technology existed for renewable energy which negated the need for the production tax credit (PTC)? What if this technology existed, but wasn’t being introduced to the market?
Through our groundbreaking...more
In Pennsylvania, Reed Smith won two recent appellate court decisions for the oil and gas industry. In Katzin v. Central Appalachia Petroleum, LLC, No. 135 M.D.A. 2011, 2012 PA Super. 10 (Pa. Super. Ct. Jan. 19, 2012), the...more
In December 2011, the Texas Supreme Court issued its latest decision on the statute of limitations and fraudulent concealment exception. In the case, Shell entered into a mineral lease with the Ross family in 1961. Under the...more
In This Issue:
Governor’s Budget Proposal Maintains Capital Stock/Franchise Tax Phaseout But Asks Retailers to Pay More
Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Enacted
Property Tax Reassessments...more
A legal update of issues relevant to those involved in the renewables and energy sectors...more
Legal News is part of our ongoing commitment to providing legal insight to our clients and our colleagues. In this issue, we focus on the following topics:
-- Offshore Wind Hits Land
-- FERC Clarifies Order on...more
“Cleantech” has become a buzzword for venture capitalists over the past few years. In fact, many if not most venture capital and private equity firms have decided to devote considerable time and resources to this burgeoning...more
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