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    I4F launches new WeChat account

I4F launches new WeChat account

Eindhoven, The Netherlands—I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, has officially launched its WeChat account. I4F’s WeChat account features important insights into the global flooring industry as well as information on the company’s technologies and patent portfolio including 3L TripleLock and Click4U. To help licensees accelerate their marketing activities, the company is also offering a full range of marketing materials including installation films, brochures

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    I4F appoints Matthieu Dekens as chief operating officer

I4F appoints Matthieu Dekens as chief operating officer

Willemstad, Curaçao– I4F has appointed Matthieu Dekens as its chief operating officer, with immediate effect. Dekens’ main focus is to accelerate demand for I4F’s technologies with the global top 50 retailers, as well as maintain and establish business relationships with flooring manufacturers. “We are delighted to welcome Matthieu to the I4F team,” said John Rietveldt, I4F’s CEO. “Having had the pleasure of working with Matthieu before—both at Ideal Standard International and Tarkett—I have

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    I4F seeks to change the innovation game

I4F seeks to change the innovation game

March 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 19 By Ken Ryan   Las Vegas—When he started Innovations 4 Flooring (I4F) in 2009, John Rietveldt could envision the day when his company would be known as an intellectual property player on a global scale in the field of locking systems. “I am not surprised by our success, but you have to be lucky,” the CEO told FCNews at Surfaces. “For 20 years,

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    Innovations4Flooring, Classen extend strategic partnership

Innovations4Flooring, Classen extend strategic partnership

Domotex, Hannover, Germany—Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has extended its strategic partnership with the Classen Group. Effective immediately, I4F obtains exclusive sublicensing rights for one of Classen’s IP portfolios, comprising over 500 patents, covering key flooring materials, specific locking patents as well as important inventions for digital printing and liquid laminate technology (LLT). This extended partnership follows the agreement between I4F and the Classen Group announced in January 2017. “Our strategic partnership with I4F

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Innovations4Flooring, Kronospan sign strategic partnership agreement

Willemstad, Curaçao—Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with Kronospan. As part of this agreement I4F receives rights for Kronospan’s 1,000-strong patent portfolio covering flooring locking, wall panels, board compositions and production, as well as digital printing and furniture. This adds to I4F’s strategic partnership agreements with Classen and Kowon, established in 2017. “This latest strategic partnership with Kronospan is a significant stride forward on our path to

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    Laminate: I4F system benefits consumers and installers alike

Laminate: I4F system benefits consumers and installers alike

September 11/18, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 7   Innovations4Flooring (I4F), a technology company focused on the development of patents and flooring installation solutions, has more than doubled its number of licensees over the last 12 months. This growth is driven largely by acceptance of the company’s flagship technologies, including 3L TripleLock and Click4U. 3L TripleLock provides a one-piece drop-lock installation innovation, and Click4U delivers an angle system for the long

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    Laminate: The latest innovations in ‘click’ technologies

Laminate: The latest innovations in ‘click’ technologies

September 11/18, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 7 By Reginald Tucker   With all the attention being paid to WPC-type floors—and rightfully so—one might think there’s not much happening in the way of innovations with other competing hard surface categories. That notion could not be further from the truth as evidenced by what’s taking place in the mature-but-still-evolving laminate flooring sector. As several manufacturers continue to fortify their coreboards with materials

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I4F unveils revamped website, launches new installation films

Willemstad, Curaçao—Innovations4Flooring (I4F), a technology company providing flooring solutions, has launched a new set of marketing materials including a new website and two new films available for free download on the company’s YouTube channel as well as the new website. The completely new website incorporates industry updates and introduces new pages outlining its strategic partnerships, innovations and patent strategy. Additionally, a new section on I4F and its one-piece, drop-lock installation

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Innovations4Flooring taps David Song as licensing director

Willemstad, Curaçao—Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has appointed David Song as licensing director. A Chinese national with vast global flooring industry experience, Song spent close to eight years working for Unilin and was in charge of the licensing in Asia. During his time with Unilin, Song held the position of chief representative for China working out of their Shanghai office. He made strong contributions to Unilin’s present IP position in China and the rest

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I4F receives second Canadian patent grant for 3L TripleLock technology

Willemstad, Curaçao—Innovations4Flooring (I4F) is receiving a second patent grant on its 3L TripleLock technology from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). I4F has received an intention to grant letter from the CIPO for a divisional patent application, published as CA2,908,083. This provides I4F’s licensees with an extended scope of patent protection and additional legal certainty of 3L TripleLock’s innovative character in Canada. The company’s global patent strategy is designed to

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Innovations4Flooring, Classen sign strategic partnership agreement

Willemstad, Curaçao—Innovations4Flooring (I4F), a technology company providing flooring installation solutions, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Classen Group. As part of the agreement, I4F has become a substantial shareholder in Classen Intellectual Property GmbH (Classen IP). The terms of the partnership were not disclosed. In addition to John Rietveldt’s position as CEO of I4F, he will also become managing director of Classen IP. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Hannig, chairman of

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    Innovations4Flooring launches website

Innovations4Flooring launches website

Willemstad, Curaçao—Innovations4Flooring (I4F) recently launched a new website and free installation video. These initiatives are the latest examples of the company’s drive to intensify targeted marketing and communications towards global flooring players and installers. I4F’s new website, (innovations4flooring.com) was created using feedback from the company’s 2015 global flooring industry pulse survey as the primary driver. The survey results, released earlier this year, revealed the most influential global leaders in the flooring

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    Innovations4Flooring releases findings of global flooring survey

Innovations4Flooring releases findings of global flooring survey

Willemstad, Curacao—Innovations4Flooring (I4F), a new technology company providing flooring installation solutions, announced the main findings of its 2015 Global Flooring Industry Pulse Survey carried out during April and May this year. According to the company, the most significant discovery was that 76% of global players surveyed do not believe the current patent industry enables continued growth in the flooring industry. Overall, the lack of transparency on what current patent fees actually

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    Innovations4Flooring granted expanded patent protection from USPTO

Innovations4Flooring granted expanded patent protection from USPTO

Willemstad, Curaçao—Innovations4Flooring, a new technology company providing flooring installation solutions, has received an additional grant from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its 3L TripleLock innovation. This new U.S. patent expands the total scope of its protection in the U.S. and provides its licensees with additional legal certainty of 3L TripleLock’s innovative character. “This additional U.S. patent from the USPTO strengthens our market position in the United

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Touch of Color donates carpet tile to Habitat for Humanity

Harrisburg, Pa.—Touch of Color Flooring, headquartered here, recently reached out to the local team at Habitat for Humanity ReStore to make a donation of over 14,590 square feet of carpet

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IWBI launches global concept advisories, taps Shaw’s Virgo

New York, N.Y.—The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has formed a network of global concept advisories to explore, better understand and, ultimately, more accurately quantify the impact of specific health

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Havwoods presents high performance underlayments

New York, N.Y.—Havwoods International, a UK-based hardwood flooring supplier, is now providing options to absorb, block, break and isolate sound with three different underlayment products—Provent underlay, Unda-Tech Silver Backed underlay

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