Morrison Foerster successfully resolved a multi-patent litigation filed by TaKaDu against Innovyze, an innovator and market leader in developing software solutions for the water industry. After two years of litigation, TaKaDu agreed to dismiss its claims with prejudice in exchange for Innovyze’s agreement not to file a Rule 11 motion or seek attorneys’ fees and costs.
On February 24, 2021, Autodesk announced its $1 billion acquisition of Innovyze. The next day, TaKaDu filed a lawsuit against Innovyze in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. TaKaDu alleged that Innovyze’s sale of various hydraulic modeling and water network monitoring software infringed four TaKaDu patents. TaKaDu dropped one of the patents before claim construction proceedings, and Innovyze obtained favorable claim construction rulings on the remaining patents. Innovyze continued to make a strong non-infringement record and presented unrefuted evidence that the accused features were developed and released by Innovyze before TaKaDu’s alleged inventions.
On July 24, 2023, TaKaDu agreed to a stipulated dismissal with prejudice in exchange for Innovyze agreeing not to file a Rule 11 motion or seek attorneys’ fees or costs.
The case isTaKaDu Ltd. v. Innovyze, Inc., C.A. No. 21-291-RGA (D. Del. Feb. 25, 2021).
The MoFo team included Michael Jacobs, Kyle Mooney, Kyle Friedland, Michael DeStefano, Tony Kwok, Shaun deLacy, Nishi Tavernier, and Michael Curtis.