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The patent infringement lawsuit being heard in federal court in Delaware between General Electric and Vestas Wind Systems A/S appears likely to remain on hold through late 2019 or early 2020. GE and Vestas remain locked in a long-running paten (More)
The Federal Circuit upheld an earlier decision by a federal court in Maryland that found four ChargePoint patents to be invalid for claiming inventions that are not eligible for patent protection. The Federal Circuit decision is a victory for (More)
Solar installation rivals PermaCity and Orion Solar Racking are headed to federal court in California for a dispute over PermaCity’s patented roof mounting technology and an alleged breach of a non-disclosure agreement. PermaCity Corporation (More)
Since July 2017, the two leading wind turbine providers in the United States – General Electric and Vestas, reportedly controlling more than 80% of the U.S. wind turbine market – have engaged in a patent fight over who controls key technology for (More)
Oral arguments were heard last Thursday at the Federal Circuit for a patent dispute between electric vehicle charging station rivals ChargePoint, Inc. and SemaConnect, Inc. The Federal Circuit is reviewing an earlier decision by a federal cour (More)
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied a challenge brought by Vestas Wind Systems A/S against a General Electric patent directed to technology for connecting wind turbines to the electric grid. GE and Vestas remain locked in a long-running p (More)
This week marks the one-year anniversary of our first post to the Duane Morris Green IP Blog, so we thought we’d mark the occasion with a look back at our top posts of the first year. This list was developed subjectively from a loose combination of (More)
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has found parts of a smart power meter patent owned by Smart Meter Technologies (“SMT”) to be unpatentable. A lawsuit over potential infringement of the patent by Duke Energy remains on hold pending an app (More)
After filing a first challenge against GE’s U.S. Patent No. 6,921, 985 in May, Vestas has filed a second challenge in August to expand its attack on that patent. GE had previously asserted the ’985 Patent against Vestas in a federal patent in (More)
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found three patents directed to solar panel mounting technology to have defective priority claims. As a result, the allegedly-infringing products sold by EcoFasten and SunModo pre-date the patents (More)