Avery Dennison Corp. announced that 3M’s request for a preliminary injunction was denied. As part of a patent infringement lawsuit filed by 3M against Avery Dennison last June, the request tried to block the company’s OmniCube product from competing in the marketplace for retroreflective sheeting.
The Court found that Avery Dennison had raised a substantial question of validity in respect to the patents at hand. The Court found that, given 3M’s failure “to demonstrate a likelihood of success on the merits and that 3M will be irreparably harmed, the balance of harms and public interest tips in favor of Avery Dennison.”
The company is free to continue to sell OmniCube sheeting.