- Court of The Hague confirms validity of Dutch part of 3L TripleLock
WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO – Innovations4Flooring (I4F), a new technology company providing flooring installation solutions, today announced that it has won a court case against the Unilin group. This concerns an invalidation action against the Dutch part of I4F’s European Patent EP 2 440 724 before the court of The Hague in the Netherlands filed by Flooring Industries Limited, the intellectual property entity of the Unilin group.
The court confirmed the novelty and inventiveness of the patent claims, and hence the validity, of the Dutch part of I4F’s 3L TripleLock patent EP’724 denying all Unilin’s claims to nullify the patent.
I4F’s 3L TripleLock one-piece drop-lock technology has patents granted in 37 countries worldwide and multiple additional patent applications pending. I4F’s technology is already being used on millions of square meters of different types of flooring, including laminate, wood, luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and wood plastic composite (WPC). I4F is the original creator and provider of a truly patented one-piece drop lock solution, based on a threefold locking mechanism, suitable for laminate, LVT, WPC and wooden flooring panels.
John Rietveldt, CEO of Innovations4Flooring said, “This decision reaffirms our strong global market position and underlines the true added value of 3L TripleLock for our licensees. Tried and tested over the last two years by the world’s leading global flooring manufacturers, no other one-piece drop lock solution has undergone such breadth of testing to offer a superior installation system across all types of flooring.
Our goal is to revolutionize the global flooring industry through freedom of choice and game changing innovations offered at a reasonable fee compared to the total manufacturing cost price of products.”
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