Forge IP Obtains Stay of Patent Litigation

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.

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