XPEL Denies Infringing on 3M’s Patent

June 1st, 2016 by Casey Flores

In a recently filed court document, XPEL responded to 3M’s official complaint alleging that XPEL infringed on 3M’s paint protection film (PPF) patent (‘263 patent).

XPEL is a major supplier of paint protection films.

XPEL, a major supplier of paint protection films, is being sued by 3M for alleged patent infringement.

XPEL went point-by-point in response to 3M, systematically denying the allegations.

“Denied,” the document reads simply, regarding 3M’s claim that XPEL “has been and is directly infringing at least claim 1,” of 3M’s patent on a paint protection film construct.

In defense, XPEL issued the following statements: “XPEL has not infringed and is not infringing any valid claim of the ‘263 patent,” and “On the information and belief, the ‘263 patent and its claims are invalid for failure to satisfy one or more conditions of patentability,” listed in the United States Code.

XPEL has demanded a trial by jury on all issues and has requested judgement declaring each 3M claim invalid.

The PPF supplier’s stock dropped dramatically the day after 3M filed its complaint; however, in a recently released financial report, the company grew its revenue by 39 percent year-over-year and its income rose by 3.7 percent in the first quarter.

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  1. Fighting the big boys can be costly.The real winners in most of these cases is the lawyers, Trust me I have been down this road with the biggest manufactures of window film in the USA. Boys try come to a settlement, it will save a lot of money and aggravation. All this bad blood leaves a bad taste for players in our industry. Leon Levy Klingshield South Africa

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