Välinge has filed an action for patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against Halstead New England Corporation, part of the Halstead International Group (Halstead) and Home Depot Incorporated (Home Depot) for the wrongful importation, marketing and sales of LVT and WPC flooring products. It is believed that these products are being manufactured in China under license from the company Innovations4Flooring.
Välinge has chosen to commence legal action against these defendants due to its strong opinion that the accused LVT and WPC flooring products infringe several of Välinge’s U.S. patents relating to both locking technology and product build-up, and to protect the interest of Välinge's licensees.
In this lawsuit, Välinge asserts that the defendants by using, importing and/or selling the products in question infringe multiple claims in no less than 9 different Välinge patents duly and properly issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
As Välinge stated,this lawsuit has been initiated to ensure that Välinge’s patent rights are respected and that all infringing LVT/WPC products are barred from the US market.