I4F announced that following its 2019 settlement agreement with Flooring Industries (Unilin), I4F has the right to ensure that its licensees will not be subject to currently pending ITC proceedings in the United States, nor the consequences of ITC decisions, which now seem to aim towards a General Exclusion Order (GEO) for certain Unilin patents in relation to new materials products.
Armstrong World Industries and Roxul USA (Rockfon) have entered into a confidential settlement agreement to fully resolve the litigation between them that was pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
Unilin division technologies filed a patent infringement action against multiple companies and individuals in Florida alleging infringement of U.S. patent number 6,786,019, relating to Unilin’s bevel or “v-groove” technology, and U.S. patent number 7,249,445, relating to Unilin’s embossed-in-register technology.
Välinge has filed an action for patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against Halstead New England Corp., part of the Halstead International Group (Halstead) and Home Depot Inc. (Home Depot) “for the wrongful importation, marketing and sales of LVT and WPC flooring products marketed under the names ALLURE ULTRA, ALLURE ISOCORE and TRAFFICMASTER.
The U.S. Court of International Trade released its public decision upholding the International Trade Commission’s (ITC’s) core findings that Chinese and domestic plywood differ so significantly that the ITC was correct to conclude that imports from China had no impact on the domestic industry’s competitive and financial position.