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Feb 26, 2024

i4F takes legal action against Vilox

  • i4F files inter partes review proceedings before the US Patent & Trademark Office against Vilox US 11,421,425
  • Action designed to protect i4F licensees from unfair competition

TURNHOUT, BELGIUM – i4F®, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, today announced that it has filed an invalidity case against Vilox’s US patent (US 11,421,425). The inter partes review (IPR) proceedings were filed before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board. 

It is i4F’s view that the Vilox patent is invalid and should never have been granted because it is not novel and does not have an inventive step, and, thus, does not cover a licensable technology. At the same time, i4F stated that it will not hesitate to initiate additional legal actions to protect i4F licensees against unfair competition.

i4F reinforced that it will continue to undertake the appropriate legal action against Vilox and, do everything in its power to defend its patents, technologies, and licensees around the world.

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