Non-practising entity’s allegations of patent infringement against oil sands producer /operator dismissed

On January 26, 2021, Justice Manson of the Federal Court of Canada dismissed a patent infringement action brought by an individual, non-practising entity, Maoz Betser-Zilevitch against PetroChina Canada Ltd.

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