Georgia-Pacific in patent license agreement with Huber

Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC said it signed a patent license agreement with Huber Engineered Woods LLC to settle litigation related to Georgia-Pacific’s ForceField System products.

Georgia-Pacific said the confidential settlement terms granted to Georgia-Pacific a license to offer its ForceField System products with the payment of an undisclosed upfront amount and ongoing royalties.

“Our license with Huber provides GP with the flexibility to meet our customers’ needs for products that install more quickly than house wrap,” said Clarence Young, vice president, oriented strand board (OSB), Georgia-Pacific Wood Products.

“We are pleased to bring closure to the lawsuit with Huber so that we can continue to serve our customers with innovative products that solve real challenges in the building community.”

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific employs more than 35,000 people at 200 locations worldwide.

Huber Engineered Woods said its lawsuit, filed in June 2016, had alleged that GP’s ForceField products infringed HEW’s patents for its ZIP System sheathing and tape products.

“The settlement includes a license under HEW’s patents to GP to cover sales of GP’s ForceField products with a payment of an undisclosed upfront amount and ongoing royalties,” said HEW.

HEW president Brian Carlson said: “We are pleased to resolve this issue with GP and will continue to be vigilant in the defense and protection of our brands and intellectual property.”