After more than two years since Ely Holdings Ltd. and Greenlite Glass Systems filed a complaint against O’Keeffe’s Inc. (Safti First), alleging the company directly and indirectly infringed upon Ely’s patent, the case has been closed with all claims dismissed.
According to court documents, the case was filed on November 5, 2018, and was terminated on July 23, 2021, with the last filing occurring on the 26 of that month. The case was settled and was dismissed with prejudice.
In April 2010, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office awarded Ely Holdings Ltd., a U.K.-based company, a patent for “Fire Rated Glass Flooring,” referred to as the 475 patent throughout the original complaint.
Ely Holdings alleged that in October 2014, Safti First began manufacturing and selling fire-rated glass flooring that fell within the scope of one or more claims of Ely’s 475 patent. It is called the GPX FireFloor System.
Court documents filed on July 16, 2021 reveal both the plaintiffs and defendant “most recently participated in a mediation session on March 16, 2021. Since that mediation session, the Parties have engaged in ongoing settlement discussions, are nearing a comprehensive resolution to the litigation, and are negotiating a settlement agreement that is nearly finalized.”