Specialty building products manufacturer Huber Engineered Woods LLC (“HEW”) has achieved a negotiated settlement with Martco L.L.C. d/b/a RoyOMartin and Corrigan OSB, L.L.C. in the patent infringement lawsuit filed by HEW in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Huber Engineered Woods LLC v. Martco L.L.C. and Corrigan OSB, L.L.C., Civil Action No. 2:18-cv-530).
The lawsuit, filed in December 2018 by the Charlotte-headquartered manufacturer, alleged that the RoyOMartin® Eclipse™ Weather Resistant Barrier products infringed HEW’s patents for its ZIP System®sheathing and tape products. As part of the settlement, RoyOMartin has agreed to suspend sales of its Eclipse™ Weather Resistant Barrier products. The lawsuit will be dismissed as a result of the settlement.
“Our company has a long-standing history of providing innovative products, premium solutions and quality support to our customers and will continue to invest in upholding those standards,” said HEW President Brian Carlson.
Designed to solve common construction issues and simplify specification for managing multiple control layers with one easy-to-install system, the ZIP System® sheathing and tape have been widely adopted as a replacement for traditional sheathing and housewrap. The revolutionary system streamlines weatherization with an integrated air- and water-resistive barrier. Completed with taped panel seams using advanced, acrylic-based ZIP System™ tape, the system helps achieve quick rough dry-in while providing a continuous air barrier to protect against unwanted air leakage.
“We are pleased to resolve the issue with RoyOMartin, and we will continue to defend and protect our brands and intellectual property portfolio as evidenced by our previously announced patent infringement lawsuit against Louisiana-Pacific Corporation,” added Carlson.