I4F Brings Patent Infringe Suit Against Mohawk; Mohawk Refutes

Willemstad, Curaçao, May 21, 2019-I4F announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Mohawk for the manufacturing, using, importing, selling and/or offering for sale of Mohawk Molveno and Prizefighter vinyl plank flooring using Unilin’s Unipush locking system in the United States. I4F filed the case before the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

 I4F’s alleges that the Mohawk products, using the Unipush locking system, infringe one of its patents in the United States, US Patent No. 10,053,868.

The company said it would continue to undertake the appropriate legal action against all infringements and do everything in its power to safeguard its patents, technologies and licensees around the world.

Mohawk responded by saying, “Mohawk is of the opinion that the ‘868 patent is not infringed and invalid in light of multiple prior art documents that clearly describe what I4F is trying to protect. 

"In March 2019, Flooring Industries, Unilin's IP company, filed an invalidation action against the ‘868 patent at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) because of the clear invalidity arguments. Mohawk will seek to stay the Delaware suit filed by I4F until there is a decision on invalidity by the USPTO. Mohawk is confident that the USPTO will decide to invalidate the ‘868 patent, after which the Delaware case should be dismissed.”

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