CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE: GCP), a leading global provider of construction products technologies, announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against AVM Industries, Inc. (“AVM”) in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. In the complaint, GCP alleges that AVM’s unauthorized use and sale of waterproofing membranes such as Aussie Skin® 550 and Aussie Skin® 560, which are imported from China, has infringed and continues to infringe GCP’s U.S. Patent No. 8,713,879, entitled “Waterproofing Membrane.” The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief against further infringement, as well as damages and attorney’s fees in amounts to be determined at trial. Copies of the filing and other documents related to the lawsuit are available via registration at the Court’s website, www.cacd.uscourts.gov.
GCP has marketed and sold PREPRUFE® pre-applied waterproofing membranes for years and has constantly evolved and improved its waterproofing membrane technology through continuing investments in research and development, innovation and intellectual property, which it intends to protect vigorously. The technology described in the aforementioned patent is based on and employs PREPRUFE® technology, which enhances the bonding of concrete to the adhesive and minimizes waste paper at the jobsite. GCP owns an array of patents domestically and internationally covering its various waterproofing membrane technologies.
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GCP is a leading global provider of construction products technologies that include additives for cement and concrete, the VERIFI® in-transit concrete management system, high-performance waterproofing products, and specialty systems. GCP products have been used to build some of the world’s most renowned structures. More information is available at www.gcpat.com.
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