In another recent district court ruling, Forge IP has obtained a stay of patent litigation in light of a pending Petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR).
Both the litigation and the IPR relate to 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 the lawsuit in an attempt to stop Axioma from selling this product in the United States.
Forge IP quickly filed a Petition for Inter Partes Review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of Axioma, seeking to invalidate Kamstrup’s patent. Forge then filed a motion to stay the litigation in Colorado while this review is pending. Kamstrup opposed the motion, arguing that the lawsuit should continue forward. After full briefing, the District Court issued a Opinion granting Axioma’s motion.