I4F Settles Infringement Suit

Willemstad, Curaçao, January 28, 2019-I4F has announced the settlement of a patent infringement lawsuit it filed in the United States against U.S. retailer Carpet Express and Beauflor USA.  

I4F’s filing related to the Beauflor Boardwalk collection of luxury vinyl plank products, using Välinge’s 5Gi locking system, which I4F alleged was in infringement of US 10,053,868.

As part of the settlement, Beauflor is signing a non-assertion agreement with I4F for one patent of its 3L TripleLock technology in the U.S. in relation to the 5Gi technology. In addition, all boxes containing Beauflor Boardwalk luxury vinyl plank products using 5Gi locking being imported or sold in the US will be marked with I4F’s patent number US’ 868.