Kyocera files patent infringement lawsuit against Hanwha Q Cells Japan Kyocera has filed a complaint in Tokyo District Court against Hanwha Q CELLS Japan Co., Ltd., for infringement of a Kyocera patent relating to solar modules. The complaint was filed after extensive negotiations regarding Kyocera’s Japanese patent for a “three-bus-bar electrode structure” that increases energy conversion efficiency in solar modules. Kyocera is negotiating with other parties regarding the patent.
Kyocera and Microsoft expand technology sharing agreement Kyocera (KYO) and Microsoft (MSFT) have signed an agreement expanding on a prior patent licensing arrangement, which enables the companies to use a broader range of each other's technologies in their respective products through a patent cross-license. The agreement also resolves a patent infringement lawsuit brought earlier this year in U.S. District Court.