False Ad Claims Added To Congoleum Patent Suit

Law360, New York (September 4, 2009, 4:43 PM EDT) -- Floor tile manufacturer Armstrong World Industries Inc. has added false advertising claims to a lawsuit seeking a declaration that the company has not infringed the patents of bankrupt rival Congoleum Corp.

Lancaster, Pa.-based Armstrong filed an amended complaint Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania accusing Congoleum of falsely suggesting its DuraCeramic brand of residential floor tiles are ceramic.

“Moreover, defendant's and defendant's agents' marketing materials for the DuraCeramic tiles not only suggest that such tiles are ceramic, but that they...
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