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intellectual property agreement with HeatLink Group Inc. and
PexCor Manufacturing Inc.
Allows HeatLink and PexCor to use Uponor technology under license
and resolves litigation in U.S. and Canada.
Uponor announced today that it has reached an intellectual property
licensing agreement with HeatLink Group Inc. and PexCor
HeatLink Group Inc. and PexCor Manufacturing Inc. are affiliated
companies based in Calgary, Alberta, that manufacture and sell PEX
pipe. The agreement, which allows their use of Uponor’s patented
technology for PEX pipe manufacturing under license, resolves
ongoing litigation in the U.S. and Canada regarding infringement of
Uponor’s Canadian Patent 2,232,376.
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On March 16, 2016,
Uponor secured a favorable ruling from the Federal Court of
Canada regarding its patent infringement case against the two
companies and had an additional case pending in the U.S. The
ruling had required HeatLink, PexCor and related companies to
halt manufacture and sale of PEX piping. Through the new
agreement, they can resume business under a license agreement
“We’re pleased that we were able to come to an agreement that
protects our valuable intellectual property,” says Bill Gray,
president, Uponor North America. “It’s a fair outcome for all
involved and allows us to focus on our respective markets and
Uponor North America, Inc. is an award-winning provider of
plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping
and pre-insulated piping systems for residential and commercial
applications. The company has received recognition for
best-in-class manufacturing, sustainability, energy efficiency,
safety, business growth, economic development, workplace giving
and being a top workplace. Uponor, Inc. employs about 500 people
at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn.
© 2016 Uponor, Inc.
Uponor is a trademark of Uponor Corporation and Uponor, Inc.