Safti First Fights Through Assertions Made By Plaintiffs Ely Holdings Limited And Greenlite Glass Systems That Safti First’s Fire Rated Floor System Infringed On Their Patent

In a summary judgement dated February 3, 2021, Chief Magistrate Joseph C. Spero of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the patent infringement claims filed by Ely Holdings Limited (Ely) and Greenlite Glass Systems (Greenlite) against SAFTI FIRST, a USA fire rated glass and framing manufacturer, could not proceed to trial, finding that the SAFTI FIRST’s fire resistant floor does not violate Ely’s patent.




Fire-Rated Products | Oct 21, 2021

Safti First Fights Through Assertions Made By Plaintiffs Ely Holdings Limited And Greenlite Glass Systems That Safti First’s Fire Rated Floor System Infringed On Their Patent

In a summary judgement dated February 3, 2021, Chief Magistrate Joseph C. Spero of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the patent infringement claims filed by Ely Holdings Limited (Ely) and Greenlite Glass Systems (Greenlite) against SAFTI FIRST, a USA fire rated glass and framing manufacturer, could not proceed to trial, finding that the SAFTI FIRST’s fire resistant floor does not violate Ely’s patent.

Fire/Life safety/Security BD+C University Course | Oct 15, 2021

7 game-changing trends in structural engineering

Here are seven key areas where innovation in structural engineering is driving evolution.

Resiliency | Aug 19, 2021

White paper outlines cost-effective flood protection approaches for building owners

A new white paper from Walter P Moore offers an in-depth review of the flood protection process and proven approaches.

Multifamily Housing | Feb 10, 2021

The Weekly show, Feb 11, 2021: Advances in fire protection engineering, and installing EV ports in multifamily housing

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from Bozzuto Management Company and Goldman Copeland about advice on installing EV ports in multifamily housing, and advances in fire protection engineering.

Fire and Life Safety | Jun 9, 2020

NFPA develops business reopening checklist for fire and life safety measures

The new checklist helps building owners and facility managers ensure fire and life safety as businesses prepare to re-open amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

75 Top Products | Dec 16, 2019

Top Structural Products for 2019

Inpro’s Fireline 140 fire barrier and Owens Corning’s Foamglas cellular glass insulation are among the 10 structural products to make Building Design+Construction's 2019 101 Top Products report.

75 Top Products | Dec 16, 2019

101 Top Products for 2019

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for the past 12 months in the fourth-annual 101 Top Products report.

Fire and Life Safety | Jan 8, 2019

Revolutionary, Fully Hose Stream Tested, Optically Clear, Low-cost, 45 Minute Fire Rated Glass Product For All Applications

SAFTI FIRST’s new SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI are approved for glazing in all 45 minute doors, sidelites, transoms and openings in large sizes.

Glass and Glazing | Bill O'Keeffe Nov 26, 2018

Why “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” doesn’t work!

I refused to believe that wire glass, which has been used in the US for over 100 years, was the only fire rated glazing option.

Fire and Life Safety | Oct 4, 2018

After a devastating fire, Ohio business adds BILCO smoke vents in swift rebuild

The new facility includes the latest and greatest in cold storage technology along with fire protection upgrades, including 18 smoke vents manufactured by The BILCO Company.


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