Unilin Receives Mixed Results on Patent Action Against Vilox

Waregem, Belgium, January 31, 2024-On January 30, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ruled that a specific non-foamed SPC product from a single Vilox licensee is not covered by the three patents asserted in the 2019 Unilin ITC action. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, however, agreed with Unilin’s argumentation that the ruling should be limited to the unique non-foamed SPC sample Vilox presented to CBP. Unilin already filed a district court complaint against Vilox based on different patents within their SPC portfolio.

Unilin’s SPC/LVT patent portfolio consists of 120 granted U.S. patents and 45 U.S. patent applications in total, covering various technological aspects crucial to the success of SPC technology. On January 24, 2024, Unilin filed a complaint against Vilox based on patents of this SPC patent portfolio which were not included in the 2019 ITC action.

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