Unilin has obtained a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent Office for U.S. 15/172,465 which generally protects glueless flooring products with a wood plastic composite (WPC) base layer having a thickness of two to 10 millimeters and a vinyl top layer.
This patent is the fifth U.S. patent that Unilin will receive on the specific WPC category in the last year.
“These patents and the additional patent applications, which all protect important aspects of WPC flooring innovations, are the result of Unilin’s continuous research and development in WPC technology,” said Bart Van der Stockt of Unilin’s IP business unit. “As a consequence, Unilin has been able to obtain early and strong world-wide patent protection in this growing flooring category.”
The WPC patent portfolio compliments Unilin’s strong luxury vinyl tile (LVT) patent portfolio. Since 2013, the U.S. Patent Office has also awarded several patents that protect important aspects of the LVT flooring category.
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