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U.S. Courts: Shell in deepwater, accused of more IP theft (revised article)


 

 

 

 

By John Donovan

13 August 2008

Trawling the Internet seeking information about Court cases involving Shell, we stumbled across details of current litigation in the U.S. Courts against Shell International for alleged theft of Intellectual Property.

I personally know of several High Court Actions successfully brought against Shell on the same grounds, all by me. All resulted in media coverage.

Is Shell not concerned that it must be losing out from parties no longer willing to disclose ideas to the group because of its reputation as a serial poacher and predator of Intellectual Property? read more

U.S. Courts: Shell in deepwater, accused of more IP theft

U.S. Courts: Shell in deepwater, accused of more IP theft

By John Donovan

12 August 2008

Trawling the Internet seeking information about Court cases involving Shell, we stumbled across details of current litigation in the U.S. Courts against Shell International for alleged theft of Intellectual Property.

I personally know of several High Court Actions successfully brought against Shell on the same grounds, all by me. All resulted in media coverage.

Is Shell not concerned that it must be losing out from parties no longer willing to disclose ideas to the group because of its reputation as a serial poacher and predator of Intellectual Property? read more

Another classic example of Shell management arrogance, incompetence and breathtaking deceit

We did however suggest to Shell senior management that it should fly a pirates flag atop Shell Mex House as fair warning to all who entered innocently believing they were dealing with an ethical company.

Shell: Don is more than ‘disgruntled’

"Disgruntled" is not the description I would choose.' Frankly, I am absolutely pissed off with Shell UK. Let me explain why.

Marketing Week: Shell faces new threat to Smart card scheme

Shell has been warned by its solicitors not to speak to the press following Donovan's defamation action.

Email correspondence on 16 & 17 June 2008 with Shell International Limited General Counsel Richard Wiseman

We also have more official documents proving the close association between Shell and the Hakluyt spy firm who have carried out for Shell the type of sinister cloak and dagger activities directed at us and our witnesses during the run up to the June/July 1999 trial.

Claims of insider dealing are wrong, Shell lawyer tells court

The case is the first insider trading case to make it to the High Court and last year shareholder spokesman Tony Gavigan said getting the matter to trial had cost about $8 million, similar to the amount he claimed Shell had spent defending the case.

Shell claim is settled

John Donovan, 52, was suing Shell claiming the company stole his ideas and turned them into its successful Smart Card loyalty scheme.

Stalemate for marketing firm’s ‘stolen’ idea claim

Mr Cox had accused Shell's witnesses of appearing to have "corporate amnesia", yet claimed Mr Donovan had a "trusted and successful" record with Shell.

Ideas man sues Shell

In a David and Goliath legal battle, John Donovan, 52, is suing the petrol giant over its alleged misuse of confidential information and its refusal to credit him as creator. Shell says the idea came from a different source.

Shell faces court battle on its Smart scheme

Shell will this week defend a multi-million-pound law suit from sales promotion agency Don Marketing, which claims Shell stole its idea for the Smart loyalty scheme.

Loyalty Magazine: “McShell” case continues

His company, sales promotion agency Don Marketing is claiming a first round victory against Shell UK in a libel case already being dubbed "McShell," because of its David and Goliath-style similarities to the "Mclibel" case.

Shell in legal row

"Any impartial assessment of the evidence would show that the case is indefensible on Shell's part," says Don Marketing managing director John Donovan. "This is a matter of principle. One of the largest companies in the world shouldn't need to steal ideas from promotional agencies.

Shell has confirmed that its senior management will hold talks with Don Marketing

Shell has confirmed that its senior management will hold talks with Don Marketing to resolve legal actions between the two.

NOTICE TO SHELL DEALERS!

We have issued a number of High Court Writs against Shell

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