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Solar Tracking Patent Survives Challenge at Patent Trial and Appeal Board

  • A solar tracking patent owned by Array Technologies survived a challenged brought by ArcelorMittal before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Array Technologies had previously brought infringement claims against a solar tracking company called Exosun. ArcelorMittal later bought assets from Exosun, which may have prompted ArcelorMittal’s challenge to the Array Technologies patent.

A solar tracking patent owned by Array Technologies, Inc. was upheld as patentable in a final decision issued by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board earlier this month. The validity of the patent had been challenged by international steel and manufacturing giant ArcelorMittal in a petition filed with the Board in March 2018. After reviewing that petition and hearing arguments from both sides in the case, the Board has determined that the claimed invention of the solar tracking patent is both new and non-obvious over solar tracking technology at the time the invention was made. The Board therefore upheld the patentability of Array’s patent. Continue reading Solar Tracking Patent Survives Challenge at Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Solar Tracking Patent Disputed: ArcelorMittal v. Array Technologies

  • ArcelorMittal has challenged the validity of a solar tracking patent owned by Array Technologies in a petition filed with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Array Technologies had previously brought infringement claims against a solar tracking company called Exosun. ArcelorMittal later bought assets from Exosun, which may have prompted ArcelorMittal’s challenge to the Array Technolgies patent.

International steel and manufacturing giant ArcelorMittal filed a petition in March at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board challenging the validity of a solar tracking patent owned by Array Technologies, Inc. If successful, ArcelorMittal’s challenge could result in the cancellation of a significant portion of Array Technologies’ U.S. Patent No. 8,459,249. Continue reading Solar Tracking Patent Disputed: ArcelorMittal v. Array Technologies