EPO To Grant Innovations4Flooring's Patent for 3L TripleLock Innovation
Willemstad, CW, March 3, 2016—Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has received an intention to grant letter from the European Patent Office for a divisional patent application, published as EP 2 719 845, relating to its 3L TripleLock innovation.
This will allow I4F to expand its scope of patent protection within Europe and provide its licensees with additional legal certainty of 3L TripleLock’s innovative character.
I4F’s European patent strategy is designed to maintain flexibility as well as to fortify and broaden the scope of patent protection in relation to 3L Triple Lock and its other technologies. This benefits I4F licensees and makes it more difficult for competitors to design around I4F’s patent portfolio.
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.