SolarEdge Technologies Inc. has filed three lawsuits for patent infringement against Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in China.
The lawsuits, filed in the Regional Courts of Jinan and Shenzhen in China, cite unauthorized use of patented technology and are intended to protect SolarEdge’s significant investment in its DC-optimized inverter technology.
Seeking damages and an injunction, the lawsuits are intended to prevent the defendants from selling any products infringing upon SolarEdge’s patented PV inverter and power optimizer technology.
“SolarEdge spends considerable time and resources on developing innovative technology, and this investment needs to be protected,” says SolarEdge’s Zvi Lando, acting CEO. “The significant financial investment and years of dedication and hard work from our R&D engineers needs to be protected from exploitation.
“We will continue to take legal action against Huawei and others to protect our assets.”
The recently filed lawsuits follow the filing of three other lawsuits in Germany by SolarEdge in June and July 2018 against Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH and WATTKRAFT Solar GmbH, a German distributor.
SolarEdge holds 303 awarded patents and 240 additional patent applications worldwide.
PHOTO: SolarEdge’s Zvi Lando