Solar Cos. Must Face DuPont Patent Claims, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (June 10, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT) -- An Oregon federal judge on Friday refused to clear SolarWorld Industries America Inc. of allegations it sold photovoltaic cells with a type of conductive paste that infringed a DuPont Co. patent, ruling there were factual disputes that a jury should consider.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis James Hubel denied a motion for summary judgment lodged by SolarWorld and co-defendant Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken LLC, which makes silver photovoltaic pastes that SolarWorld incorporates in solar cells, according to the suit. SolarWorld and Heraeus sought a ruling...
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