I4F signs agreement for unique grout patents with Quickstyle

  I4F enters exclusive patent partnership with Quickstyle Industries for its grout technologies  Unique grout technology with protected grout line on PVC, SPC and WPC tiles and planks  Immediately available via an I4F License HAMONT, BELGIUM – I4F, a group of...

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Message from John Rietveldt, I4F’s CEO

Dear friends - our valued employees, licensees, partners, business relations and media, Life as we know it has dramatically changed in just a matter of weeks! 2020 will go down in the history books as one of mankind’s darkest periods and, it’s certain to say, that...

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I4F REPORTS ON 2020 SHOWCASE HIGHLIGHTS

-    Over 150 meetings in Germany and the USA -    Unique 3D embossing digital printing technology well received -    10 new licensees for locking and other technologies in Q1            HAMONT, BELGIUM – I4F®, a group of companies providing patents and technologies...

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I4F’s announces new annual “Valuable Ideas” Award

– Mr. Yoon J. Koh wins 2019 award – Annual winner receives a donation of $50,000 to spend on new innovation development DOMOTEX, HANNOVER, GERMANY – I4FÆ, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, today announced its new...

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I4F enters into settlement agreements with Unilin and Välinge

- All legal procedures between the parties settled - Settlement agreements cover all new materials, including LVT, SPC and EPC products, with locking - I4F has the right to ensure that its licensees will not be subject to the currently pending ITC proceedings in the...

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I4F signs R&D and patent partnership agreement with Lico

– I4F to represent Lico on recently filed and all new patent applications worldwide – I4F obtains licensing and marketing rights for most Lico patents WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO – I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, today...

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I4F signs a license agreement with Tarkett

- Tarkett grants I4F licensing rights for 167 patents WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO – I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, today announced that it has signed a license agreement with Tarkett. As part of this agreement, Tarkett...

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I4F comments on Mohawk/Unilin instigated ITC investigation

I4F supports flooring companies named in Mohawk/Unilin instigated ITC investigation   -     Mohawk/Unilin unreservedly attack their own licensees -     Investigation merely procedural -     Domestic industry requirement not satisfied by Mohawk -     Unilin...

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I4F exhibiting at Surfaces 2019 in Las Vegas

Latest patents and technologies being demonstrated on Booth Number 363 WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO– I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, today announced that it is exhibiting on booth number 363 at The International Surface...

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I4F demands the withdrawal of a wrongful allegation by Välinge

No link between Välinge’s German court case based on EP´665 and I4F’s 3L TripleLock technology Mannington patents already declared non-enforceable in the US EP’665 likely to expire before final decision WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO – I4F, a group of companies providing patents...

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I4F Celebrates Five Years of Breakthrough Business

5th anniversary marked by 66 licensees and 300 granted patents in 100 countries worldwide WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO – I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, today celebrates its first five years of business. The company marked...

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I4F Launches New WeChat Account

– Followers receive important news and trends emerging from the global flooring market
– Marketing support materials for 3L TripleLock and Click4U now available in Chinese

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I4F reacts to repeatedly vague allegations made by Unilin

• I4F confident its locking technology does not infringe any valid Unilin patents
• Dutch court and EPO already confirmed validity of I4F’s 3L TripleLock patent in 2016 and
2017
• I4F believes Unilin’s allegations to be anti-competitive propaganda
• More and more manufacturers are signing up with I4F

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New Year New Identity

Innovations4Flooring is evolving into I4F to become a leading patents and technologies company operating in the global flooring sector.

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I4F files IPR petition at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in the US Patent & Trademark Office to nullify Välinge’s U.S. Patent ’625

• I4F takes action to protect licensees against unwarranted litigation from Välinge
• Supports I4F legal proceedings to nullify the Dutch part of Välinge European Patent – EP’317; prior art for both patents overlap, neither believed to be patentable
• US ’625 cornerstone of Välinge’s long side patent portfolio in the US

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Innovations4Flooring appoints David Song as Licensing Director

– Many years of experience in the Flooring IP market – Focus on manufacturers in Asia WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO – Innovations4Flooring (I4F), a technology company providing flooring installation solutions, today announced the nomination of David Song as Licensing Director....

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Innovations4Flooring wins court case against Unilin

–  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...

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Strength of 3LTripleLock patent confirmed

- Opposition division of European Patent Office publishes preliminary opinion in full favour of Innovations4Flooring patent EP2440724 - All arguments in oppositions filed by Unilin and Classen rejected in first round of EPO commentary WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO –...

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