Dallas, May 8, 2013 –- The Swedish Court of Appeals has overturned a
ruling that had invalidated a Pergo patent related to so-called
fold-down flooring planks.
The patent had been invalidated by the Swedish 1st instance District Court in January 2012 after a claim by the company Välinge Innovation.
“The patent covers the majority of the fold-down systems which are currently commercialized and run until the end of 2023,", said Bart Van der Stockt, managing director of Flooring Industries, part of Mohawk Industries.
“Pergo has a similar patent in Germany protecting the same technology and a substantial amount of additional U.S. and European patents protecting the fold-down technology."