Välinge Innovation has on the 10th January 2019 filed a petition requesting an Inter Partes Review (IPR) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office, opposing the validity of US patent 10,053,868, issued on August 21, 2018. The patent formed the basis for the recent unjust and meritless litigation against one of Välinge Innovation’s licensees.
Slovakian furniture manufacturer SANAS a.s. has signed a license agreement with Välinge for the use of Threespine® click furniture technology. SANAS will thereby be able to increase the quality of its furniture and is now targeting new business opportunities.
As a base for future initiatives, we have summarized the main activities that happened during 2018. A new factory, a record number of new patents, more R&D activities than ever before, new licensees and so on. In other words, 2018 has been a great year.
RenewMaterial (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. has signed a license agreement with Välinge for the use of the 5G® locking system and Threespine®click furniture technology. The technologies will help RenewMaterial in its product diversification and strive for continuous sustainable growth.
Välinge has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against the Belgian entity Oneflor Europe. The lawsuit, filed in the District Court of Mannheim in Germany, asserts unauthorized use of Välinge’s patented technology.
Innovations4Flooring has initiated legal action against a Välinge licensee and valuable partner, Beauflor US LLC. This action was filed after Beauflor decided to use the innovative 5G-i system by Välinge for its Boardwalk product range. 5G-i is the strongest and best one-piece locking system on the market, and its performance is only exceeded by the premier 5G® two-piece fold down solution by Välinge.
Furniture producer TNC-Components OÜ has signed a license agreement with Välinge Innovation for the use of Threespine® click furniture technology. The technology implementation will enable the high-volume manufacturing specialist to improve its current products and to attract new customers.