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.
The Swedish company, known for its click technology panel products, believes that Halstead and Home Depot have infringed several of Välinge’s U.S. patents relating to both locking technology and product build-up.
It is believed that these products are being manufactured in China under license from the company Innovations4Flooring.
In a statement, Välinge said that the “lawsuit was initiated to ensure that Välinge’s patent rights are respected and that all infringing LVT/WPC products are barred from the US market. Välinge will proceed and claim damages from any company that infringes its rights by importing, marketing or selling such infringing products.”