G-P Settles Huber Lawsuit

(March 6, 2017)  Georgia-Pacific Wood Products, Atlanta, Ga., has signed a patent license agreement with Huber Engineered Woods, Charlotte, N.C., to settle litigation related to GP’s ForceField System products. 


Huber, the maker of ZIP System-branded products, has a portfolio of patents and related pending applications for a structural roof and wall system incorporating water resistant and air barrier technologies that streamline the weatherization process. These technologies provide an advantaged means to weatherize a home. 


The confidential settlement terms grant to GP 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 housewrap,” said G-P’s Clarence Young, VP of OSB. “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.” 

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