Meras Can’t Use Patent After CH2O's $12.5M IP Win
Law360, Los Angeles (May 3, 2017, 4:37 PM EDT) -- Water treatment company CH2O Inc. won an injunction Tuesday barring a rival from using its irrigation-related patent when a California federal judge ruled that, without court intervention, CH2O would continue to lose business relationships while its rival tries to undo a $12.5 million jury verdict.
U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt issued an order barring Meras Engineering Inc. and a related plant nursery company from using the technology in ways a jury found to be infringing, saying that, without an injunction, little could be done to repair ongoing damage to CH2O and its relationships with customers.
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