With Friends Like These

Lots of folks tinker in their garage. The Rickerson family tinkered a revolutionary way to spin fiber lining into oil field pipe, improving its durability by decades. The product was a big hit, and a former “friend” came knocking for a share of the profits. He claimed to be a partner in the now-successful business. Navigating a mountain of conflicting evidence and novel intellectual property issues, we helped extract this “friend” from the Rickerson family business, which is going strong today.

Burkdoll v. Rickerson, Case No. 12-CV-29, District Court of Anderson County, Kansas