Huber Engineered Woods Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Georgia-Pacific Wood Products
Specialty products manufacturer Huber Engineered Woods LLC (“HEW”), announced that the Charlotte, N.C., company has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC alleging that the ForceField Air and Water Barrier System infringes HEW’s patents for its ZIP System sheathing and tape products. HEW filed the lawsuit in the United States District Court of the Western District of North Carolina.
“For more than two decades, Huber Engineered Woods has provided innovative, premium and branded solutions to its customers and builders,” said HEW President Brian Carlson. “We have consistently invested to develop a broad portfolio of patents to protect our branded products, including ZIP System sheathing and tape products and AdvanTech flooring and sheathing panels, both of which are synonymous with innovation in the building industry.
“Our brands have won multiple national awards and received numerous accolades and recognition in the industry, and we will vigorously defend our patents against infringement,” Carlson added.
Georgia-Pacific issued the following statement in response: “Georgia-Pacific Wood Products is aware of the lawsuit filed by Huber Engineered Woods related to Georgia-Pacific’s recently-launched ForceField Air and Water Barrier System. As a company that respects intellectual property, Georgia-Pacific remains confident that ForceField does not violate the intellectual property (IP) rights of others, including those of Huber. Georgia-Pacific disagrees with Huber’s allegations, and intends to vigorously defend itself in this matter.”
About Huber Engineered Woods
Huber Engineered Woods LLC continually strives to create innovative products that suit customers’ needs. Specialty products AdvanTech flooring and sheathing, AdvanTech subfloor adhesive, ZIP System wall and ZIP System roof products, ZIP System tape and ZIP System stretch tape each deliver outstanding performance, easy installation and great strength in single family, multifamily and light commercial projects. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Huber Engineered Woods has manufacturing operations in Maine, Georgia, Virginia, and Oklahoma, as well as research and development facilities in Georgia. Huber Engineered Woods also serves industrial markets with products for door manufacturers and the transportation industry. For more information, visit huberwood.com.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. Georgia-Pacific has long been a leading supplier of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers. Our familiar brands include Plytanium plywood, Blue Ribbon OSB, Wood I Beam joists and GP Lam LVL. Our familiar consumer brands include Quilted Northern, Angel Soft, Brawny, enMotion, Sparkle, Mardi Gras and Vanity Fair, as well as Dixie. Its GP Harmon subsidiary is among the world’s largest recyclers of paper, metal and plastics. The company employs approximately 35,000 people directly, and creates nearly 130,000 jobs indirectly. For more information, visit: gp.com.