Wolf Greenfield Helps Keurig Defeat Motion for Preliminary Injunction

On May 11, 2016, Wolf Greenfield successfully defended client Keurig Green Mountain against a motion for preliminary injunction seeking to prevent Keurig from selling its single-serve 2.0 series coffee brewing systems.

In February, Keurig sued Touch Coffee & Beverages, LLC in the District of Massachusetts, alleging infringement of one patent and seeking declarations from the court that Keurig does not infringe four Touch patents. Touch counterclaimed, asserting its four patents against Keurig’s 2.0 brewers, and moved for an injunction to prevent Keurig from selling those brewers.

In its ruling yesterday, the court denied Touch's motion for a preliminary injunction, agreeing with Keurig that Touch failed to show it was likely to succeed on the merits of its claims, finding that Keurig had raised substantial questions both as to non-infringement and invalidity of Touch's patents, and that in any event Touch had failed to show it would be irreparably harmed absent an injunction.

The Wolf Greenfield litigation team (which included Michael Albert, Jerry Hrycyszyn, Hunter Keeton, Christopher Henry, and Justin Colannino), working in close cooperation with Keurig’s in-house team, was gratified to help achieve this result.