Window Supplier and Manufacturer Coalition Successfully Concludes Patent Challenge

November 4, 2014

A trade coalition of 14 vinyl extruders and window manufacturers reached a settlement with J-Channel Industries, bringing the patent challenge with the ITUS Corp. subsidiary to a conclusion. The coalition said it was able to negotiate an out-of-court monetary settlement, the terms of which were not disclosed.

The dispute was regarding the “J-rail” channel design that has long been in use in window frame construction. The settlement effectively dismisses J-Channel’s suits filed in 2013.

Coalition members include: American Builders and Contractors Supply, Associated Materials, Comfort View Products, Croft, Deceuninck North America, LB Plastics, Magnolia Windows and Doors, MGM Industries, Moss Supply, Sun Windows, West Window, Vinylmax, VEKA and Wincore. The coalition was represented by the law firm Eckert Seamans.