Sidley is representing solar cell and panel manufacturer Canadian Solar and affiliated companies in an International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 investigation brought by Advanced Silicon Group Technologies (ASGT). In the investigation, ASGT alleged that Canadian Solar had infringed six patents relating to nanowires/nanostructures, in violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. Sidley’s vigorous defense of Canadian Solar led to ASGT’s withdrawing of two of the asserted patents before the hearing. After the hearing, on September 2, 2022, Chief Administrative Law Judge Clark Cheney issued an initial determination finding no violation of Section 337 by Canadian Solar and its accused polycrystalline solar cells for any of the four remaining asserted patents.
The Sidley team is led by Samuel N. Tiu (Los Angeles), Mike Bettinger (San Francisco), and Michael R. Franzinger (Washington, D.C.). The team is also supported by Michael D. Hatcher (Dallas), Curt Holbreich (San Francisco), Tung T. Nguyen (Dallas), Andrew T. Langford (Dallas), Jason P. Greenhut (Chicago), Matthew Mahoney (Washington, D.C.), John Miscevich (Dallas), and Jacob F. Karim (San Francisco).