The guardian firm of Qcells efficiently alleged in preliminary injunction proceedings to a German court docket that Trina Photo voltaic GmbH was unlawfully importing and promoting photo voltaic modules in Germany in violation of Qcells’ patented know-how.
[Berlin, Germany, December 22, 2022] Hanwha Options Company – the guardian firm of Qcells – can affirm that on December 15, 2022, the Regional Courtroom of Düsseldorf, Germany, discovered that Trina Photo voltaic (Germany) GmbH infringed the German a part of the European Patent EP 2 220 689 B1 (Patent ‘689) and issued a preliminary injunction. Beneath the order, Trina Photo voltaic is prohibited from importing, promoting, and promoting the infringing merchandise in Germany. The implementation of the preliminary injunction requires the availability of safety within the quantity of EUR 500,000 which Hanwha Options is within the technique of offering.
On October 28, 2022, Hanwha Options filed a preliminary injunction request for alleged patent infringement within the Regional Courtroom of Düsseldorf, Germany, towards Trina Photo voltaic (Germany) GmbH.
On the request of the Regional Courtroom, it alleged that Trina Photo voltaic illegally imported and offered photo voltaic modules in Germany in violation of a patent owned by Hanwha Options. The patent is for the passivation know-how developed by Qcells and commercialized because the proprietary Q.ANTUM Expertise, which performs an vital position in bettering the effectivity and efficiency of silicon-based photo voltaic cells.
The preliminary injunction request stated that Trina Photo voltaic (Germany) GmbH – a subsidiary of the Chinese language-headquartered photo voltaic firm Trina Photo voltaic Co., Ltd – provided to promote in Germany photo voltaic modules within the product teams ‘Honey’ and ‘Vertex X ‘ with photo voltaic cells infringing Patent ‘689.
With the ruling, the Regional Courtroom acknowledged the allegations of Hanwha Options and issued a preliminary injunction to cease Trina Photo voltaic from infringing the patent by importing the infringing merchandise, distributing them and providing it on the market. Hanwha Options will present the requested safety to implement the preliminary order. Trina Photo voltaic might problem the preliminary injunction to the Increased Regional Courtroom and/or request the holding of preliminary proceedings to problem the choice earlier than it turns into remaining and binding. Nevertheless, Hanwha Options is optimistic that the choice will stand.
Moon-Hwan Cha, managing director of Hanwha Qcells GmbH, stated: “Qcells’ sustainable spirit to develop excellent clear vitality options for the world relies on a photo voltaic business able to strong safety of its property rights.
“A rising variety of nations at the moment are placing PV on the coronary heart of their vitality programs, so it’s extra vital than ever that property rights are revered and R&D departments are assured that their work and initiatives are protected accurately.
“Qcells is happy with its legacy of technological innovation, and we are going to vigorously defend our know-how from infringement utilizing the mental property legal guidelines that exist for this function.”
In March 2019, Hanwha Qcells filed patent infringement complaints on the Regional Courtroom in Düsseldorf towards Jinko Photo voltaic and REC Group. Shortly thereafter, an identical lawsuit was filed towards Longi Photo voltaic, every alleging illegal incorporation of Qcells’ patented passivation know-how. In June 2020, the Regional Courtroom discovered that the three defendants infringed the German portion of the ‘689 patent. Attraction proceedings are pending.
The validity of the ‘689 patent was challenged. Nevertheless, the European Patent Workplace supported the patent with solely minor modifications and subsequently confirmed the validity of the patent because it was asserted towards Trina Photo voltaic GmbH. The choice of the European Patent Courtroom will be appealed to the Board of Attraction.
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