DAP.U.V - XPEL Inc


#265

Seb, desole si j’ai donne cette impression, ca n’etait pas tourne contre ton commentaire!


#266

Non du tout ! En fait, tu as exactement compris mon intention (c.-à-d. Statuer sur la question de droit)


#268

XPEL Technologies Corp. (DAP-U.V), a global supplier of automotive paint and headlamp protection films, today announced that the Company will exhibit at the Barrett-Jackson 45th Anniversary Auction from January 23-31, 2016, at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. More than 1,500 vehicles will cross the auction block at the event, which attracts over 350,000 spectators from around the world. XPEL will be demonstrating its XPEL ULTIMATE™ paint protection film at the Company booth.

Ryan Pape, President and Chief Executive Officer of XPEL, stated, “We have had great success promoting the XPEL brand and matching enthusiasts to longtime XPEL installers at past Barrett-Jackson events, and I expect the 45th Anniversary Auction will be no exception. Thousands of potential customers will be able to see the product and interact with key members of the sales team to learn about our industry-leading film products and applications. It’s our experience that auto enthusiasts become believers in XPEL when they see first-hand that our self-healing film that can protect the paint and finish of their prized vehicles.”

XPEL regularly exhibits at dozens of major automotive events globally to drive awareness of XPEL Paint Protection Film and to generate leads for the Company’s installer partners around the world.


#269

Voici une mise à jour près d’un an plus tard :

Xpel Shops 240116.xlsx (44.5 Ko) ¸

+35% en terme d’emplacements depuis début Mars 2015 (478 à 647)

Presque exclusivement du Canada (52), USA (98) et Royaume-Uni (19).

***tout est calculé à la main à partir du site de XPEL. Il peut y avoir des erreurs et le site n’est p-e pas à jour


#270

#271

Le nouveau site est en ligne :


#272

XPEL Technologies Corp. (DAP-U.V), announced that Ryan Pape, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Sidoti Emerging Growth Convention on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the New York Marriott Marquis. Mr. Pape will also be available for one-one-one meetings throughout the day.


#273

XPEL Technologies to Host Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter 2015 Results


#274

XPEL Reports Fourth Quarter Revenue Growth of 47%


#275

Ouin… résultats plutôt mitigés. Aucun commentaires sur la poursuite de 3M…


#276

Je m’attendais à voir un commentaire dans le rapport de gestion mais il ne semble pas y en avoir non plus (j’ai survolé rapidement).

Quoique c’est un peu surprenant qu’il n’y ait AUCUN commentaire, je ne m’attendais toutefois pas à lire quelconque information nouvelle pour l’instant puisqu’il n’y a eu aucun développement dans la poursuite.


#277

Xpel s’est fait servir la poursuite de 3M le 23 mars 2016 seulement et a 21 jours pour répondre.

XPEL 3M Served 2016_03 (1).pdf (141.7 Ko)


#278

@AaronLanni a partagé avec nous ses notes de recherche sur les mérites de la poursuite de 3M:

After reading the 263 patent history, here’s my understanding:

3M’s patent claims:

A multilayer protective film comprising:

1- a first layer comprising a polyurethane, said polyurethane being a polyester-based polyurethane, a polycarbonate-based polyurethane or a combination of both; (this is the topcoat/clearcoat)

2- a second layer comprising a polycaprolactone-based thermoplastic polyurethane; (this is the main 6 mil urethane layer)

3- and a PSA layer comprising a pressure sensitive adhesive,

wherein said first layer is bonded to one major surface of said second layer and said PSA layer is bonded to an opposite major surface of said second layer such that said second layer is sandwiched between said first layer and said PSA layer.

The patent examiner rejected twice 3M’s claim. The examiner based his decisions on a previous patent (Fuchs US2006/0127666A1) which discloses a multilayer protective sheet comprising:

1-polyester based polyurethane layer as a first layer;

2-polymeric second layer;

3-PSA layer comprising a pressure sensitive adhesive.

Where each layer is bonded to each other in the same way as 3M’s patent.

BUT, the Fuchs patent fails to disclose that the second layer is a polycaprolactone based thermoplastic polyurethane as the 3M patent claims. However, the examiner references a patent by Frisch (4741961) where Frisch uses polycaprolactone as an adhesive film to preserve transparency under severe temperature and humidity during the manufacture of laminated glass panes. So it would have been obvious for an ordinary skilled person to use polycaprolactone as the second layer in the Fuchs patent given the Frisch patent.

3M was able to disprove this obviousness. First, 3M argued that Frisch refers to polycaprolactone as an adhesive, and the examiner failed to prove that it would have been obvious to use an adhesive material as the 2nd layer in the film. 3M was also able to prove that transparency under severe temperature and humidity as stated in the Frisch patent is taken in a completely different context than the Fuchs patent (to manufacture laminated glass, not to protect cars), so again it wouldn’t have been obvious for a normally skilled person to use poly in the 2nd layer of Fuchs’ patent.

Appeal board sided with 3M.

My take:

It doesn’t appear that the patent examiner looked for existing PPF on the market at the time. All he did was search old patents.

After 3M filed the appeal briefs, the examiner got sloppy in his arguments (in my opinion) and didn’t dig further or bring new information to the table. He sounded like a broken record, repeating the same arguments as 3M was evolving and bringing new arguments.

With a little more effort and digging I think Xpel could find a way to prove that it would have been obvious to use polycaprolactone as the main layer.

It is possible that Llumar was already using that material in its 6 mil layer in 2004. It talks about a 6 mil polyurethane film (see attached spec sheet)

Si je traduis pour nos membres:

L’avis de @AaronLanni

Il ne semble pas que l’examinateur de brevets ait regardé pour des PPF existants sur le marché à l’époque. Tout ce qu’il a fait a été de regarder de vieux brevets.

Après que 3M ait soumis ses mémoires pour l’appel, l’examinateur a bâclé ses arguments (à mon avis) et n’a pas creusé suffisamment ni n’a amené de nouvelles informations sur la table. Il n’a fait que répéter les mêmes arguments alors que le plaidoyer de 3M a évolué et que ces derniers amenaient de nouveaux arguments.

Avec un peu d’effort et de recherches, Xpel pourrait trouver une façon de prouver qu’il était évident d’utiliser du polycaprolactone comme couche principale.

Il est possible que Llumar utilisait déjà ce matériel dans sa couche de 6 mil en 2004. Voir fichier ci-joint: on parle d’un film de polyuréthane de 6 mil d’épaisseur.

Llumar 2004 technical sheet.pdf (270.4 Ko)


#279

Drôle de transactions ce matin…
dire que j’ai un ordre à 0,71$


#280

Croissance sur les réseaux sociaux (à noter que nous ne sommes qu’au début de 2016 évidemment) :
XPEL Social Data.pdf (34.7 Ko)


#281

J’ai rencontré Ryan Pape (CEO) hier à Toronto. Voici mes notes:

  • Il croit que l’entreprise est possiblement à un point d’inflexion en ce moment en terme de SG&A grâce à tous les processus qui ont récemment été mis en place pour gérer la croissance future.
  • La pellicule de teinte de fenêtres est très bien reçue par le marché et Ryan est confiant que ce produit contribuera éventuellement aux revenus de manière significative.
  • Ils ont consulté plusieurs firmes d’avocats ayant affronté 3M dans le passé et ces discussions ont été très utiles dans l’élaboration d’une stratégie (il ne pouvait pas s’avancer plus loin que ça).
  • Lorsque je lui ai demandé s’il était confortable avec le bilan sachant qu’il y a une possibilité de procédures judiciaires coûteuses, il a répondu qu’il réfléchissait à la possibilité de lever du capital ($1-2M) de manière préventive et pour envoyer le message à 3M que Xpel ne se fera pas intimider.
  • Lorsque je lui ai demandé ce qu’il trouvait que les investisseurs comprennent le plus mal à propos de son entreprise, il a répondu que les gens sous-estiment la force et la durabilité des relations qu’ils ont bâti et du modèle d’affaire.

#282

A-t-il laissé savoir de quelle façon il pensait lever le capital si jamais il va de l’avant avec ça?


#283

Non je n’ai pas posé la question, je ne pense pas qu’il aurait vraiment donné de détails à ce sujet.


#284

Merci à toi pour ce résumé!


#285

XPEL Paint Protection Film and Window Film Now Available to Tint World Automotive Styling
Franchisees Across the U.S.
SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 28, 2016–XPEL Technologies Corp. (TSXV:DAP.U), a global supplier of automotive paint protection and window protection films, today announced that it has signed an agreement to make its Paint Protection Film and Window Film available to Tint World Automotive Styling franchise locations across the U.S. Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ are leading providers of automotive, marine, residential and commercial window tinting and also offer sales and installation of mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, auto accessories, custom wheels and tire packages, detailing services, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also a leading provider of Residential, Commercial and Marine Computerized Window Tinting and Security Film Services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

“We are pleased to have this opportunity to provide our paint protection and window film products to the more than 50 Tint World locations in the U.S,” said Ryan Pape, President and Chief Executive Officer of XPEL. “In addition, XPEL will provide expert training and certification of installers at each franchise stocking our product to ensure that the end customer receives a finished product consistent with our quality standards. This strategic partnership
enables us to bring our film products to an expanded audience of potential customers and increases our brand exposure in the United States” he added.

“We are excited about our enhanced relationship with XPEL as a leading brand provider of Paint Protection Film and Window Film,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “Our new relationship will enable all our franchise locations access to offer XPEL products to their customers.”