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Unilin and Valinge reach final agreement over glueless dispute Unilin and Valinge reach final agreement over glueless dispute 2007-04-16T22:00:00Z

On April 10th 2007 Unilin and Välinge have executed an agreement which puts an end to most worldwide litigation between the companies and creates a framework that allows easier access to the respective technologies for future licenses.

The agreement relates to glueless joining systems for hard flooring panels. This agreement puts an end to almost 25 legal cases over the validity and infringement on the respective patents in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S.

Unilin and Välinge have also created a framework that allows for future licenses to cross license patents for respective glueless technologies. Both parties will be able to more aggressively develop and market glueless systems without patent disputes.

This agreement ends years of conflict and enables the combined companies to strengthen and protect their patents. There remains certain exceptions to this agreement which have not been resolved. There may be continuing litigation with third parties to resolve these.

Unilin is determined to continue the intensive enforcement of its patents against any remaining infringers in the market place, by creating significant liability for both the seller as for the buyer.

 

 

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