This article outlines and addresses the specific patent issues affecting the oil and gas industry. In so doing, it argues that the business realities of the industry, coupled with its fast-paced environment, make it a perfect example of why the current patent prohibition against professional skills and business methods must be reformed.
Emir Crowne and Barbero C. Michael,
Oil and Gas Law: From Habendum to Patent Law, 5 Wash. & Lee J. Energy, Climate & Env’t. 295