Top Stories from by Casey Flores  
What were’s most-read news articles since  
our last issue? These are the stories the industry is buzzing about:  
XPEL Denies  
Infringing on  
Orlando Shooter Parked at  
Tint Shop Before Attack  
that killed 49 people and injured 53 at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando  
Pro Tint & Detailing is directly beside the nightclub where the shooting took  
place. While the owners weren’t available for comment, the company put a  
statement on its Facebook page.  
M’s Patent  
was XPEL’s  
response to the bulk of 3M’s  
claims that the company infringed  
on its paint protection film patent.  
In defense, XPEL issued the following  
statements: “XPEL has not infringed  
and is not infringing any valid claim of  
the‘263 patent,” and“On the informa-  
tion and belief, the ‘263 patent and its  
claims are invalid for failure to satisfy  
one or more conditions of patentabil-  
ity,” listed in the United States Code.  
XPEL has demanded a trial by jury  
on all issues and has requested judg-  
ment declaring each 3M claim invalid.  
Keywords: XPEL Denies  
Our hearts go out to the LGBT community friends and loved ones,” it  
reads.“What you may not have seen, is dozens of official vehicles and robots  
in our lot, the shooters car was actually parked ‘illegally’ in our detailing area.”  
Keywords: Orlando Shooter  
A Rare Look Inside HanitaTek’s  
Window Film Plant  
WindoW Film magazine editor Casey Flores was in Hanita,  
Israel to visit HanitaTek’s manufacturing facility. This article  
included pictures of the company’s equipment, research and  
development offices, and more.  
Keywords:A Rare Look  
M Acquires Knifeless  
Film Gives Hope to Patients  
Tech Systems  
If you’ve used Knifeless Tech  
Systems’ products for your paint  
protection film (PPF) instal-  
lations, you’re now going  
to have to get it from 3M.  
Knifeless tape, which replac-  
es knife cutting installation  
by a tape that pulls up from  
underneath an installation, has  
been more widely used recently.  
With Rare Disease  
Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) is a rare inherited disease that  
causes a person to be extremely sensitive to the damaging effects  
of ultraviolet radiation. Undiagnosed and untreated, it can lead to  
the early onset of skin cancer and blindness, according to the XP Family  
Support Group.  
Michele Milota,executive director of the XP Family Support Group,is trying to cut  
down on the limitations to children diagnosed with the disease.She has a 13-year-old  
daughter with XP and says window film helps to reduce those limitations.  
“These kids and patients have to have 100 percent UV protection,” she says.  
“They can’t be in their own car,school and homes without window tint.Without  
window tint, they cannot live a normal life.”  
Knifeless Tape has long been a  
valued product in the graphics instal-  
lation industry, and we are incredibly  
excited to now include the technol-  
ogy within our robust offering of  
vinyl products and installation tools,”  
says Kimberly Tostrud, product mar-  
keter for 3M Commercial Solutions.  
Keywords: 3M Acquires  
Milota is taking to the tinting network,soliciting volunteers to help with instal-  
lations for families in need.  
Keywords: Rare Disease  
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