Small Polson Tech Firm Sues Oil Giant Halliburton

Subsidiary of S&K Technologies alleges corporate giant committed malice, passed off technology as its own

By Tristan Scott

POLSON — A small technology firm based in Polson has filed a lawsuit against oilfield services giant Halliburton, one of the world’s largest corporations.

The Missoulian reports that Adelos, a subsidiary of the tribally owned S&K Technologies, alleges that Halliburton received proprietary technology information from Adelos while considering purchasing the rights to it and is now passing off the technology as its own.

The lawsuit claims Halliburton has included the technology into its own products and services, and “secretly” has been filing patent applications for it.

The lawsuit, filed last week in Missoula federal court, seeks a judgment declaring that Halliburton directly infringed on Adelos’s patents and that the actions were committed with malice or fraud.

Halliburton spokeswoman Emily Mir says the company does not comment on pending litigation.

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