Leak Surveys Files Texas Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against FLIR Systems
Texas company says FLIR infringed infrared gas imaging patents
DALLAS, July 25, 2013
DALLAS, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas-based gas leak detection and
services provider Leak Surveys, Inc., has filed a patent infringement lawsuit
against FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR), alleging that FLIR's gas detection
infrared camera systems infringe two patents held by Leak Surveys.
The lawsuit filed July 25, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of Texas, Dallas Division, alleges that Wilsonville, Ore.-based FLIR
infringed two Leak Surveys infrared gas-imaging patents: U.S. Patent Nos.
8,193,496 and 8,426,813.
The inventions protected by the Leak Surveys patents are methods and
technologies for using infrared systems to visually detect gas leaks emanating
from various components typically found in petrochemical plants, pipelines,
utility plants, and other industrial settings. Such innovations now are
considered best practices within the oil and gas industry, helping ensure
compliance with federal regulations enforced by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) covering leak detection and related repairs.
Leak Surveys' patents resulted from the pioneering work of David Furry, the
company's founder and President. Mr. Furry is well known in the gas-leak
detection industry and he has received numerous awards and accolades from the
United States Congress, Texas Legislature, and the EPA for improving operator
efficiency, public safety, and stewardship of the environment.
Leak Surveys is represented by the Dallas law firm Skiermont Puckett LLP. The
lawsuit is Leak Surveys, Inc., v. FLIR Systems, Inc., No. 3:13-cv-02897. Leak
Surveys is requesting monetary damages as well as a court order that would
permanently enjoin FLIR from continuing the alleged infringement.
About Leak Surveys, Inc.
Leak Surveys' focus on providing cost-effective, reliable gas-leak detection
services helped the company develop its award-winning infrared detection
technologies. Leak Surveys' technologies lead the world in hydrocarbon leak
detection, providing a fast, economical, and safe method of controlling
fugitive gas emissions.
About Skiermont Puckett LLP
Skiermont Puckett LLP, focuses on complex commercial litigation, with a
particular emphasis on patent infringement and other intellectual property
litigation. Based in Dallas, Skiermont Puckett handles cases nationwide for
domestic and international clients and the firm is noted for its innovative
use of alternative fee arrangements. For more information on the firm, please
For more information on the lawsuit filed by Leak Surveys, please contact
Rajkumar Vinnakota at 214-978-6600.
SOURCE Skiermont Puckett LLP
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