REC Group Reacts to Hanwha’s Patent Infringement Lawsuit; Says Action Not Officially Commenced in Germany

However, the company is investigating the matter and working closely with its legal counsel, and will take all necessary steps to rigorously defend itself, its customers and its partners, REC Group said.

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Europe-based REC Group expressed its reactions on the media reports of Hanwha Q-Cells filed lawsuits against REC Group in the US and in Germany based on alleged patent infringement.

However, REC on these accusations said that, “A preliminary investigation with Germany’s regional Dusseldorf court (the “Court”) on March 6, 2019 reveals that court fees have not been paid by Hanwha Q-Cells. Therefore, the action has not officially commenced in Germany. As the Court has not served the action, REC Group is unable to examine the alleged claims.”

The company further added that, being an innovative company which owns intellectual property rights, it fully respects and will respect intellectual property rights and takes these allegations very seriously.

However, the company is investigating the matter and working closely with its legal counsel, and will take all necessary steps to rigorously defend itself, its customers and its partners, REC Group said.

For REC Group’s customers and partners the company said, in accordance with it’s high standards for customer service, it will keep their customers and partners apprised of the development as appropriate.

It further added that, the company is well known for its innovations during its 23-year history. Indeed in 2014, REC Group was the first tier 1 manufacturer to introduce half-cut cells with backside passivation for mass production. It’s solar panels are widely recognized for their unique product offering worldwide.

Meanwhile, the company said it will be business as usual for REC Group and the company will continue to provide REC customers with high quality products and timely delivery.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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