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Judgement on Mobil vs Uwemedimo for tomorrow

By Abdulwahab Abdulah
The Court of Appeal  siting in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, will tomorrow deliver judgement in a suit instituted against Mobil Producing Nigeria, concer-ning alleged infringement on royalty rights of a businessman, Professor Clement Uwemedimo.

The Court of Appeal had deferred judgement in the suit in honour of the retired President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Umar Abdulahi, last week.

The judgement expected to be delivered will put to rest the over eight years controversy trailing the royalty rights on the invention of anti-corrosive special paints by the plaintiff.

Uwemedimo had been in a long legal battle with the oil major marketer since 2000 over alleged non-remittance of royalties said to be due him from the invention of anti-corrosive special paints.

The invention, according to the motion filed by Prof. Uwemedimo, who is also an agronomist and a chemical scientist, is the first only enabling of crude oil, conden-sate, liquefied natural gas and barreled gas all over the world.

The oil major has also defended the case in court, maintaining that they were not guilty of any contractual negligent culminating to the suit.

Uwemedimo had noted that the anti-corrosive special paints is now being used by all multinational oil, aeronautic & oil servicing companies across the globe, especially in Nigeria.

“This suffices to say that without this anti-corrosive special paints, there would be no successful off- shore and on-shore oil drilling in Nigeria and anywhere in the world,” he emphasized.


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