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NLB confident in the face of StoneAge patent infringement claim

Published on 26 August 2010
Cleaning Weld made by NLB Corp
NLB Corp. is a global leader in high-pressure and ultra-high pressure water jet technology

NLB Corp. President Forrest Shook has said that patent infringement allegations by StoneAge, Inc. of Durango, Col. are warrantless, and that NLB would seek damages.

“Our Typhoon™ series nozzles do not infringe on any StoneAge patent,” he said. “They follow the same rotating water jet technology path that NLB has used for nearly 40 years, with enhancements that improve upon all competing systems. We have patents pending on these nozzles and we expect they will be approved.”

Shook said NLB would ask for damages against StoneAge for violation of U.S. antitrust laws. “We are confident the Typhoon™ series nozzles will become the industry leaders,” Shook continued, “and that they will be working hard for our customers long after these litigations have been forgotten.”

NLB Corp., headquartered in Wixom, Mich., is a global leader in high-pressure and ultra-high pressure water jet technology and began manufacturing quality water jetting pumps and accessories in 1971. It pioneered the use of rotating water jets with its original line of patented SPIN JET® floor and grate cleaners in the 1970s, and with its patented SPIN-NOZZLE® rotating heads in the 1980s.

Shook said: “We are confident the Typhoon™ series nozzles will become the industry leaders”

Since then, hundreds of specialized rotating tools developed by NLB have become industry standards, for applications as diverse as surface preparation, tube and pipe cleaning, tank cleaning, tube bundle cleaning, and concrete hydro demolition.

NLB today has nearly 200 employees and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Interpump Group S.p.A. of Sant’Ilario d’Enza, Italy. NLB continues to develop innovative solutions for the high-pressure water jetting industry, including convertible pumps and accessories. For more information, go to its official website.

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