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Hanwha Loses Bid to Revive Patent Case Against Solar Rivals

June 3, 2020, 9:14 PM

U.S. International Trade Commission affirmed a trade judge’s findings that Hanwha Q Cells’s patent for a way to make solar cells wasn’t infringed by rivals, according to a notice posted on the agency’s website.

  • Hanwha argued that the judge misunderstood how certain layers of the solar cell were structured in the patented method, a design to make the cells more efficient
    • The judge’s findings contain “critical legal errors and irreconcilable inconsistencies,” Hanwha told the commission
  • JinkoSolar Holding Co., Longi Solar, and REC Group had argued that, under the judge’s interpretation of the Hanwha patent, Hanwha wouldn’t be able to...

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