SolarEdge Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Huawei, German Distributor

The lawsuit was filed in the Regional Court of Mannheim in Germany which is one of the most pre-eminent German patent courts, asserts unauthorized use of patented technology, which is prohibited by law.

Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Israel-based inverter solutions provider SolarEdge Technologies has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against China-based Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, German entity Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH, and WATTKRAFT Solar GmbH, a German distributor for Huawei.

The lawsuit was filed in the Regional Court of Mannheim in Germany which is one of the most pre-eminent German patent courts, asserts unauthorized use of patented technology, which is prohibited by law. It is intended to protect SolarEdge’s significant investment in its innovative DC optimized inverter technology.

Seeking monetary damages, an injunction, and recall of infringing Huawei inverters from the German market, the lawsuit is intended to prevent the defendants from selling any multi-level inverters infringing upon SolarEdge’s PV inverter technology protected in the asserted patent in Germany.

Commenting on the development, SolarEdge, CEO, Chairman, and Founder, Guy Sella said, “The success of the entire PV industry has been and continues to be driven by innovative technology that makes PV energy more affordable and ubiquitous. Such innovation requires significant financial investment and years of dedication and hard work from skilled R&D engineers. The PV industry cannot sustain such efforts under the constant threat of, in our view, illegal use of proprietary technology and we will not remain silent as our intellectual property is exploited.”

“SolarEdge’s patents and other intellectual property are the result of our relentless pursuit of innovation and commitment towards worldwide PV proliferation. In order to protect our intellectual property, we are taking legal action against Huawei and its distributor,” Sella added.

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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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