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Chinese Patent Office confirms validity of Unilin’s Click Patent

25/03/2021
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In a 13 page decision, issued on March 24th, 2021 by the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”), Unilin’s CN 101023230 patent was declared to remain valid. The decision follows an action filed by a third party claiming the patented invention lacked ingenuity based on several prior art technologies.

International Trade Commission confirms Unilin's ITC Ruling

30/09/2020
NEWS
  • On the 16th of September, 2020, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) confirmed the Initial Determination of the 15th of May 2020 rendered by ITC Judge Shaw. All asserted Unilin patents were again considered valid and infringed, and a General Exclusion Order was issued to prevent all importation of PVC based products falling under the Unilin patents without license or other permission.
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Unilin enters into additional patent agreements with Classen, Windmöller and Shaw

29/03/2021

On The 24th of March, Unilin’s IP company entered into new agreements with CLASSEN Group, Windmöller GmbH and Shaw Industries, which does not only reconfirm the historical patent sublicense frameworks with these companies but also extends the cooperation by allowing Unilin Technologies to offer protection on additional patents of such companies to its licensing base.

“We are pleased with these agreements, as they validate our continuous efforts in providing freedom to operate for our successful licensing base”, states Bart Van der Stockt, president of Unilin Technologies. “Today’s market of LVT, SPC and other resilient flooring products is highly competitive, so it is important for our licensees to get access to several relevant patented technologies”.

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