Press release from Leighton O’Brien 11 April 2017
Fuel analytics software and field technologies company Leighton O’Brien today announced it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Tanknology Australia for infringing on Leighton O’Brien’s patent relating to its fuel cleaning technology. The Statement of Claim was lodged in the Federal Court of Australia.
Leighton O’Brien is seeking relief via a permanent injunction for Tanknology Australia to immediately cease using its fuel cleaning technology, and financial compensation.
Leighton O’Brien CEO Reed Leighton said the filing comes after unsuccessful attempts to resolve its concerns directly with Tanknology.
“We have filed this claim for a very simple reason. We believe our intellectual property rights are being exploited and we wish to protect them,” he said.
“Our intellectual property is our core asset, and represents significant R&D investment. We welcome healthy competition, but we will not tolerate competitors copying our technology.
“It is necessary for our business to take this action to protect our investment that our Licensed Service Partners and customers rely on for industry-leading tank cleaning and fuel restoration,” Mr Leighton said.