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KYOCERA Announces Resolution of Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Hanwha Q CELLS Japan Co., Ltd.

October 6, 2015
Kyocera Corporation (headquarters: Kyoto, Japan; president: Goro Yamaguchi) today announced that it has concluded a technology licensing agreement with Hanwha Q CELLS Japan Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; president: Jongseo Kim). The agreement features a license for Kyocera’s Japanese patent related to a “three-bus-bar electrode structure” that increases energy conversion efficiency in solar modules (Japanese patent no. 4953562), and also includes a mutual exchange of patent licenses between the two companies to be executed in the future. Under the terms of the agreement, Kyocera has withdrawn its lawsuit against Hanwha Q CELLS Japan Co., Ltd. relating to the above-cited patent as of October 6, 2015.

Kyocera has conducted R&D in the field of solar energy continuously since 1975, achieving a number of technological innovations. Through effective utilization of the two companies’ patents, Kyocera will strive to continually develop advanced products. The company recognizes intellectual property as a vital asset, and remains committed to the further development of its solar energy business.