Kyocera Withdraws Solar Patent Suit Against Hanwha Q Cells Japan

(Bloomberg) — 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.

To contact the reporter on this story:
Chisaki Watanabe in Tokyo at
cwatanabe5@bloomberg.net

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Reed Landberg at
landberg@bloomberg.net
Iain Wilson, Abhay Singh

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