七月 21, 2016
Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has won a court case against the Unilin group, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
This concerns an invalidation action against the Dutch part of I4F’s European Patent EP 2 440 724 before the court of The Hague in the Netherlands filed by Flooring Industries Limited, the intellectual property entity of the Unilin group.
The court confirmed the novelty and inventiveness of the patent claims, and hence the validity, of the Dutch part of I4F’s 3L TripleLock patent EP’724 denying all Unilin’s claims to nullify the patent.
I4F’s 3L TripleLock one-piece drop-lock technology has patents granted in 37 countries worldwide and multiple additional patent applications pending.
I4F’s technology is already being used on millions of square meters of different types of flooring, including laminate, wood, luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and wood plastic composite (WPC).
I4F is the original creator and provider of a truly patented one-piece drop lock solution, based on a threefold locking mechanism, suitable for laminate, LVT, WPC and wooden flooring panels.
John Rietveldt, CEO of Innovations4Flooring said, “This decision reaffirms our strong global market position and underlines the true added value of 3L TripleLock for our licensees. Tried and tested over the last two years by the world’s leading global flooring manufacturers, no other one-piece drop lock solution has undergone such breadth of testing to offer a superior installation system across all types of flooring.”
Based in Willemstad, Curaçao, Innovations4Flooring is a privately-owned technology company focused on the development of patents and flooring installation solutions.