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Zep Solar and Westinghouse Settle Litigation

Zep Solar and Westinghouse Settle Litigation

Previous posts (here, here and here) discussed the patent litigation between Zep Solar and Westinghouse Solar over solar panel mounting technology.  The contentious dispute involved at least three patents, three forums, two reexaminations, and back and forth cross claims of infringement and invalidity. Recently, Zep and Westinghouse announced that they have reached a comprehensive settlement to end their patent


Taking A Look at the Westinghouse/ Zep Solar Legal Battle

Previous posts (here and here) discussed the patent litigation pending in federal court between solar installation competitors Akeena Solar (now Westinghouse Solar) and Zep Solar (Zep) involving two Westinghouse patents, U.S. Patents Nos. 7,406,800 (‘800 Patent) and 7,987,641 (‘641 Patent). Westinghouse recently opened a new front in this patent battle when it filed a complaint


U.S Solar Manufacturers File Trade Case Against China

United States solar manufacturers have announced the preparation of a trade complaint against China to be filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. The complaint revolves around subsidies which support low-cost solar products imported from China. The U.S. International Trade Commission is an independent, “quasijudicial” Federal agency which analyzes,

MEMC, Conergy settle litigation; amend supply agreement

MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. and German solar developer Conergy AGhave reached an out of court settlement of a lawsuit related to a solarwafer supply contract between Conergy and MEMC Singapore Pte. Ltd. Theterms of the amended contract include a significant reduction in theminimum quantity of wafers that Conergy must purchase over theremaining 8+ years of