30 Mar C-MOR Energy Services Files Suit
C-MOR Energy Services Files Suit Against Ensign US Southern Drilling, L.L.C. and Ensign Energy Services, Inc. for Patent Infringement and Breach of Contract
CODY, Wyo., March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — CODY, Wyo., March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — C&M Oilfield Rentals, L.L.C., d/b/a C-MOR Energy Services (“C-MOR”), a Wyoming-based oilfield services limited liability company, filed suit on Thursday, March 24th in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas – Houston Division , Civil Action 4:22-cv-00965, against Ensign US Southern Drilling, L.L.C., believed to be a Delaware Limited Liability Company and Ensign Energy Services, Inc. (“Ensign”), a publicly traded Canada-based drilling and well servicing company. According to the Complaint, on information and belief, Ensign US Southern Drilling, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Canada based Ensign Energy Services, Inc.
C-MOR™ asserts two causes of action against Ensign: Count I averring patent infringement and claiming Ensign has infringed upon C-MOR’s U.S. Patent No. 10,976,016 (‘016 Patent) and Count II averring breach of contract. These claims are alleged to have arisen in connection with Ensign’s development and/or use of a non-C-MOR™ lighting system that C-MOR™ asserts copies the patented Crown Jewel® System.
The infringement of C-MOR’s ‘016 Patent is alleged to be a result of Ensign’s unauthorized manufacturing, installing, supplying and/or offering to sell or lease of a lighting system on rigs owned or operated by Ensign with a design that is the same as the patented Crown Jewel® system. C-MOR™ asserts the infringement is willful, deliberate, and intentional as Ensign has or has had actual knowledge of the ‘016 patent as a customer of C-MOR and said infringement causes C-MOR™ to suffer irreparable harm which can only be remedied by the issuance of an injunction against Ensign. C-MOR™ further seeks damages to be determined at trial coupled with attorney’s fees and costs.
C-MOR™ further alleges Ensign is in breach of its contractual obligations to C-MOR™ which stem from Ensign’s execution of a number of contracts. C-MOR™ alleges in the complaint that Ensign agreed not to engage in any business deemed similar to C-MOR™’s and not to use any Confidential Information or Intellectual Property of C-MOR™ to develop any product that would directly or indirectly compete with C-MOR™.