Kyocera Withdraws Solar Patent Suit Against Hanwha Q Cells Japan

Kyocera Corp. withdrew a lawsuit against Hanwha Q Cells Japan Co. concerning a patent infringement following the conclusion of a technology-licensing agreement between the two companies.

The agreement features a license for Kyocera’s Japanese patent related to a technology to increase the efficiency of panels and also includes a mutual exchange of patent licenses between the two companies in the future, Kyocera said in a statement Tuesday.

Hanwha Q Cells Japan also issued a similar statement Tuesday.

Kyoto-based Kyocera filed the suit in July 2014 with the Tokyo District Court after negotiations with Hanwha failed to progress, according to Kyocera.

Germany’s Q-Cells was bought by Hanwha Group in late 2012 after becoming insolvent.

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