Atlanta, GA. On September 26, 2019, the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) denied MOSO’s Motion for Reconsideration of PTAB’s Final Decision denying MOSO’s challenge of dasso’s ‘578 Patent used to manufacture dassoXTR Fused Bamboo. The latest decision from PTAB exhausts any and all remaining legal avenues for Moso to challenge or attempt to invalidate dasso’s ‘578 Patent with PTAB. This ruling is a major blow to Moso, as Moso has repeatedly made representations in the marketplace that dasso’s ‘578 Patent is not valid and, based upon that invalidity, Moso’s infringement of dasso’s ‘578 Patent is lawful and permissible. PTAB disagreed.
Avery Chua, President of dassoUSA, dasso’s exclusive distributor in the U.S., reacted to Moso’s most recent loss by saying, “The decision is a big win for dasso that will significantly influence the litigation dasso has against Moso on its patent infringing activities. The truth of the matter is, reputable developers and architects do not want to associate with bad faith actors in the marketplace. They put their names and reputations at risk when they associate with a company that knowingly infringes on the patent of another and buys product from an unauthorized source, which can result in inferior product flooding the market. The PTAB decision further strengthens the ‘578 Patent in the U.S., as well as the dasso.XTR sister patents in other countries around the world, including China and the European Union. The PTAB decision will be used by dasso to assist in the pursuit against Moso for its continued infringement in other regions of the world. We are satisfied and grateful to PTAB for their careful review, analysis and final rejection of MOSO’s legal challenges of the dassoXTR’s patent.”
Any information or documents concerning the unauthorized and infringing solicitation, sale and distribution of dassoXTR patented Fused Bamboo products in the U.S. market should be sent to info@dassoXTR.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atlanta, August 25, 2018 – dasso officiated its 8th factory today at Zixi County, Jiangxi. The new factory is a replacement of the existing factory which had to be relocated due to city boundary expansion. The new factory has a design capacity of 10 million sq.ft per annual (1 million m2/year) of dassoXTR Fused Bamboo, an increase of production capacity by 4 times its original capacity. The new factory, named after its original name – Jiangxi Zhushang Bamboo Industrial Co., Ltd is built with state of art production equipment and machineries which could produce both Classic and Epic Fused Bamboo (https://dassoxtr.com/Fused-Bamboo-Principles-Technology.aspx). This new facility occupies an area of 20 acres of land with sufficient space for future expansion.
dasso Group thanked all its customers, suppliers and employees for theirs continued support and dedication in making this relocation a success. The rebuilding of Jiangxi Zhushang factory was first announced on June 26, 2017. It only took dasso 13 months and 29 days to reconstruct the facilities and reinstall all the new production equipment, one day shy of 14 months. The project started from “greenfield” to “first board production” in an astonishingly short period of time. Four (4) months for earthwork, and ten (10) months for civil work couple with equipment erection within 6 months.
dasso will be launching its Epic dassoXTR Fused Bamboo with production form Jiangxi Zhushang Bamboo Industrial Co., Ltd.For further reference on this project, please follow this link: http://blog.dassousa.com/dasso-continues-expansion-project-185000-sqft-factory/
dasso is pleased to announce Boise Cascade in Woodinville, Washington as our new, authorized stocking distributor for all dassoXTR products.
Boise Cascade has a long history of servicing the needs of lumberyards and contractors in the Seattle market and we are proud to be partnering with Boise Cascade, Woodinville with our exterior fused bamboo products.
Please Note: dasso notifies Architects, Designers, and Remodelers that dasso has not merged with MOSO, is not doing business as MOSO, and is not selling product as or under the MOSO brand, including MOSO Bamboo X-treme, in the United States and Canada markets. dassoXTR remains as the genuine brand of Fused Bamboo for Exterior Use.
Hangzhou, China: Hangzhou Dasuo Technology Co. Ltd. (Dasso), one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of bamboo products worldwide, issued a statement from its headquarters that may have a significant impact on the bamboo exterior decking industry in the United States and Canada. The announcement came after several days of meetings at the company’s world headquarters in Hangzhou, China during the week of April 16, 2018, with many high-ranking board members, executive officers and corporate representatives from Dasso, as well as Dasso’s expansive group of subsidiaries and affiliated entities, in attendance. A major topic discussed at the company’s board of director’s meeting concerned a former, terminated factory manufacturing and selling counterfeited exterior bamboo decking product to distributors, who then mislead consumers, suppliers and dealers by claiming that the counterfeited product is manufactured at a Dasso contracted factory.
Of particular note, the statement released from Dasso identifies MOSO International, BV’s (MOSO) as one of the distributors involved in the scheme of purchasing counterfeited exterior decking product directly from Dasso’s former factory and importing the counterfeited product into the United States and Canada, beginning in 2017. According to Lin Hai, the founder and Policy and Technical Advisor of Dasso, “It is of great importance that customers, distributors and dealers of our patented exterior decking product in the United States and Canada understand precisely where we, as a company, stand on these issues.” The statement released by Dasso is a “buyer beware”, and notifies and warns consumers, dealers, distributors and retailers that the product being sold by MOSO in the United States and Canada under the brand name MOSO Bamboo X-tremeis counterfeited product being manufactured and produced at an unauthorized and terminated former factory. The statement also makes clear that Dasso has not merged with MOSO, is not doing business as MOSO and is not selling product as or under the MOSO brand, including MOSO Bamboo-X-treme, in the United States and Canada markets.
Steve Shen, Dasso’s Vice President, was quoted as saying: “In June 2017, MOSO’s President, Rene Zaal, made multiple trips to China and requested permission from Dasso to enter into the U.S. and Canada markets as an authorized distributor of Dasso’s patented exterior decking product sold by MOSO in Europe as MOSO Bamboo X-treme. After Mr. Zaal’s request was repeatedly denied, Mr. Zaal struck a backdoor deal with a Dasso contracted factory and began buying Dasso’s patented product directly from the factory without authorization or consent, which violated the factory’s contract with Dasso, as well as MOSO’s restricted distribution contract with Dasso. When the factory refused to allow Dasso’s representatives into the factory for safety and product inspections and refused to cease selling the patented exterior decking product directly to MOSO, Dasso terminated the factory’s manufacturing agreement on September 18, 2017. Despite its termination, the factory continues to illegally manufacture exterior bamboo decking product using Dasso’s patented processes and Dasso is pursuing the former factory owner for criminal prosecution and civil damages in China. Further, MOSO continues to purchase the counterfeited exterior decking product from the terminated and former factory in violation of the laws of China, the United States and Canada. We, as a company, cannot allow a former factory to continue manufacturing counterfeited product in violation of Dasso’s patent rights; nor can we allow a distributor to strike a deal behind our backs with a now-former factory and claim the counterfeited product is genuine.”
The statement released from the company also includes a direct quote from Dasso’s Chief Executive Officer, Frank Xu: “Our biggest concern is, first and foremost, for the safety of each end-user of our patented products. Our entire company’s philosophy is built upon the customer’s experience and satisfaction. Secondly, it is imperative that Dasso’s patented product is manufactured in strict accordance with our patented processes to ensure the safety, integrity, dependability and reliability of our products sold worldwide. Each factory that manufactures our patented product is contractually required to adhere to stringent manufacturing guidelines, inspections and onsite visits. This is non-negotiable and strictly enforced. Dasso’s product warranties only apply and extend to genuine product manufactured by an authorized contracted factory and does not apply to counterfeited products being sold in the United States and Canada under the brand name MOSO Bamboo X-treme. In those markets, the only genuine, authorized and approved exterior bamboo decking products that carry Dasso’s product warranties are sold under the DassoXTR brand by our U.S.-based affiliate, Easoon USA, LLC.”
Dasso’s CEO concluded the meetings by reviewing the company’s financials. According to Mr. Xu, Dasso, including its many subsidiaries and affiliated companies, is financially strong and viable and continue to exceed projections and expectations. In fact, 2017 was Dasso’s most profitable, with the current year’s first quarter already outperforming last year’s first quarter in revenue and sales. Mr. Xu outlined and detailed several new innovative products currently being developed, and updated the company on new products ready for production and distribution. With the annual increases in revenue and profitability, the company unanimously voted to establish a committee to begin the process of becoming a publicly listed company in the near future. After a week of meetings, factory tours and a celebratory dinner, the future looks bright for Dasso.
Standing from left to right: Tony Wong, Vice President of International Sales; Qingwei Hu, Vice President of Greater China Sales; Frank Xu, Chief Executive Officer; Giovani Xue, Vice President of Product Design; Hongzheng Liu, Vice President of Technical and R&D; Xubo Zhen, Chief Financial Officer.
Seated from left to right: Scott Hoopes, Board Member and General Legal Counsel; Larry Lin, Founder and Policy and Technical Advisor; Avery Chua, President of Dasso’s U.S. and Canada Operations; Steve Shen, Vice President of Legal and General Administration.
June 23, 2017 – ATLANTA – dasso USA, Atlanta, GA., announces the groundbreaking of dasso’s new state of the art factory at a ceremony in JiangOu City, Fujian Province, China. Slated to be completed before July 2018, the facility will cover one million sq. ft. across 36 acres.
“The opening of this new factory gives us the ability to expand our operations in the area of exterior use composite bamboo and to fulfill the ever growing demand in North America for dasso.XTR fused bamboo products,” said dasso CEO.
The new plant has a capacity of 20 M sq. ft. of the new .XTR eco-composite bamboo for exterior use, creating more than 400 new factory jobs to fill its growing operational needs. Additional factory production will be used to support increasing demand in North America for dasso.XTR fused bamboo products.
dasso USA, is the exclusive sales and marketing arm for dasso in the U.S. and Canada and has a warehouse facility in Atlanta, GA.
Another plant is in the works for the production of dasso decking, siding, planks and other high-quality bamboo products.
About the dasso Group
Founded in 1993, the dasso Group is the world leader in the development and production of innovative bamboo products. Headquartered in Hangzhou, China, today the dasso Group has 10 manufacturing facilities and over 1,000 employees, in addition to owning more than 2,700 acres of productive, sustainable bamboo forest in China.