Huber Engineered Woods, Georgia-Pacific Settle Patent Infringement Suit

March 2, 2017 LBM Journal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Specialty building products manufacturer Huber Engineered Woods (HEW) has achieved a negotiated settlement with Georgia-Pacific Wood Products in the patent infringement lawsuit filed by HEW in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (Huber Engineered Woods LLC v. Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC, Civil Action No. 3:16-cv-399).

The lawsuit, filed in June 2016 by HEW, alleged that GP’s ForceField products infringed HEW’s patents for its ZIP System sheathing and tape products. The settlement includes a license under HEW’s patents to GP to cover sales of GP’s ForceField products with a payment of an undisclosed upfront amount and ongoing royalties.

“For more than two decades, Huber Engineered Woods has provided innovative, premium products to our customers,” said HEW President Brian Carlson. “Investing in the continued development and protection of our intellectual property portfolio is central to our company’s strategy and success. We are pleased to resolve this issue with GP and will continue to be vigilant in the defense and protection of our brands and intellectual property.”

Source: Huber Engineered Woods


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