Polymer Logistics and DS Smith Reach Settlement in Pallet Infringement Actions

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Polymer Logistics and DS Smith have announced that they have now reached a settlement agreement which resolves the patent infringement actions brought by each party against the other back in 2011. As part of the settlement going forward, Polymer Logistics will market and manufacture “K-Roll” and “Roll-n-Pal” dolly-pallets and will own the associated intellectual property rights for these products.

In October 2011 Polymer Logistics brought an infringement action in the English courts against DS Smith, for infringement of Polymer’s patent by DS Smith’s “K-Roll” convertible dolly/pallet. DS Smith brought a counter action against Polymer Logistics, claiming infringement of its patents by Polymer’s dolly/pallet product the “Roll-n-Pal“.

Polymer Logistics is a global leader in Retail-Ready Packaging (RRP), providing world-class plastic container and pallet pooling services, and working closely with manufacturers, suppliers/packers and retailers alike to ensure cost-effective logistics solutions including maximum in-store product availability. Aligned with its pooling service is its innovative design and manufacturing capability, offering an extensive range of returnable transport, storage and display products.