In a recent ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Forge IP succeeded in opposing a Motion for Preliminary Injunction, thereby paving the way for client Axioma Metering UAB to continue its business activities in the U.S.
The dispute arises from an infringement allegation relating to U.S. Patent No. 8,806,957, directed to a ultrasonic flowmeter. Axioma, a Lithuanian company, manufactures an innovative smart water meter called the Qalcosonic W1, which was recently adapted for the U.S. market. The patent owner, Kamstrup A/S, filed a motion to enjoin Axioma from selling this product in the United States.
Axioma opposed the motion on various grounds, including that Axioma is likely to prove that the patent is invalid. After extensive briefing, the District Court agreed, issuing an Opinion denying Kamstrup’s motion.