You may have heard recently, as I have, that American Decorative Concrete (ADC) has sought and been awarded a patent for a "Concrete Dye Material.".
This patent is no threat to PROSOCO's Consolideck® GemTone Stain - nor any of our distributors who sell it or partners who promote it. PROSOCO's patent attorney Kent Erickson; our General Counsel Paul Grahovac; our Chief Chemist Tom Stalnaker; and our Concrete Products Group Manager Kevin Sigourney have examined the patent in detail.
They found "major formulary differences" between water-based GemTone Stain and the "Concrete Dye Material." These differences not only make the patent inapplicable to GemTone Stain, but we believe they also make the Consolideck® product more environmentally responsible.
I'll back our findings with a formal letter of indemnification for any distributors selling our products who think they need one. That means I guarantee GemTone Stain products do not violate ADC's patent. It means PROSOCO will stand between our distributors and any judgment arising from such an unlikely claim.
I'm proud of PROSOCO's 70-plus year record of ethical business dealings and innovative products addressing the real-world concerns of construction professionals and property owners. You can be assured PROSOCO will stay on this course, patent or no patent.
You have my word on that.
David W. Boyer