Välinge Files Lawsuit Against Canadian Companies

Välinge Innovation has filed a lawsuit against Greater Toronto Area-based flooring manufacturers and distributors Triforest Inc. and Triforest Manufacturer Inc., alleging infringement of the company’s patent rights.

The lawsuit was also filed against Canadian retail entity Vancouver Mouldings & Floors Inc.

“Protecting our licensed partners and their business interests is of utmost importance to us,” says Välinge legal director Jenny Svärd. “By taking legal action against companies doing business with infringing products, we ensure a fair market for our licensees.”

Välinge said in a statement that it continuously monitors the market to detect and stop patent infringement.

“We will undoubtedly act against any company that illegally manufactures or sells products using any of Välinge’s patented technologies,” says Svärd.

The complaint, filed in Canadian federal court, asserts the Triforest companies and Vancouver Mouldings & Floors have infringed several claims of two Canadian patents within Välinge’s extensive locking technology portfolio.

The products are believed to be manufactured without a license from Välinge. Further, the complaint alleges the patented 5G inserts, which are a key component of the functionality of Välinge’s 5G locking system, are sourced from an unauthorized manufacturer of said inserts.

Välinge has a portfolio of more than 3,500 granted patents for various flooring, furniture and surface technologies, and approximately 300 entities across the globe licensed to use its solutions.

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