Välinge Files Infringement Suit Against Triforest

Viken, Sweden, May 28, 2024-On May 15, 2024, Välinge Innovation filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Canadian flooring manufacturers and distributors Triforest Inc. and Triforest Manufacturer Inc., alleging infringement of Välinge’s patent rights. 

The lawsuit was also filed against the Canadian retail entity Vancouver Mouldings & Floors Inc. 

Välinge is committed to maintaining the integrity of its intellectual property portfolio and to ensuring a level playing field for its global licensees. 

The complaint, filed in Canadian Federal Court, asserts that the Triforest companies and Vancouver Mouldings & Floors have infringed several claims of two Canadian patents within Välinge’s extensive locking technology portfolio. 

The products in question are believed to be manufactured without a license from Välinge. Furthermore, the complaint alleges that the patented 5G inserts, which are a key component of the functionality of Välinge's 5G locking system, are sourced from an unauthorized manufacturer of said inserts.