Välinge continues to grow its flooring business in Asia. During the first three quarters of 2019, the company has not only increased the number of local staff, announced a new service center - but also managed to sign more than 20 new license agreements.
Italian machine supplier Biesse has delivered its first production lines ready for production of furniture with Threespine® click furniture technology by Välinge. The launch of the new line is a result of the growing interest in Threespine and will open up more opportunities for companies interested in introducing easily assembled furniture.
Chinese company Durasein® has signed a license agreement with Välinge Innovation for the use of Threespine® in its solid surface products. The agreement will enable Durasein to combine its unique material with click furniture technology, thereby offering improved assembly experience and new design opportunities.
Amorim, a longstanding and valued licensee of Välinge, has chosen to sign up for Välinge’s extended patent protection (EPP) for its WISE collection, which will also be equipped with Välinge’s 2G™ and 5G® locking technologies.
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.
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.