Sidley represented Longi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (SHA: 601012) (“LONGi”) as U.S. litigation counsel in its response to a complaint filed by Hanwha, which alleged violations of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 by LONGi. On April 11, 2020, USITC Administrative Law Judge MaryJoan McNamara ruled that LONGi’s accused products do not infringe Hanwha’s patent, and she issued a summary determination of non-infringement. LONGi is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar cells and modules. It is recognized as the world's most valuable solar technology company with the highest market value.
Sidley’s IP litigation team is led by partners Tom Rein, Sam Tiu, Brian Nester, Mike Franzinger, Mike Hatcher and Ching-Lee Fukuda.
Sidley’s IP litigation team has extensive litigation and technology experience. We represent clients across a wide spectrum of industries, including high technology, medical devices, chemical engineering as well as pharmaceuticals and biologics. Sidley lawyers with relevant industry background are well equipped to handle such cases. We assist clients in patent litigation, Section 337 investigation (ITC litigation) and trade secret litigation matters.