JinkoSolar motion for determination of non-infringement to be granted within weeks

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JinkoSolar’s motion for summary determination of non-infringement will be granted by ITC JUDGE within two weeks.

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Jacksonville, Fla. – November 13, 2019 – JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS)
(“JinkoSolar”), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that the Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) in U.S. International Trade Commission Investigation No. 337-TA-1151 (“the 1151 Investigation”) issued an order indicating that JinkoSolar’s motion for summary determination of non-infringement will be granted within two weeks.
The 1151 Investigation was initiated by Hanwha Q CELLS in March 2019 on the basis of a single patent asserted against JinkoSolar. In September, the ALJ interpreted the meaning and scope of the patent claims, and today announced that JinkoSolar’s motion for summary determination will be granted and the hearing has been stayed indefinitely.
“From the beginning, we have said that Hanwha Q CELLS’ complaints were without technical or legal merit, and were only meant to slow us down. We are very pleased with today’s order, which validates our position,” said Kangping Chen, CEO of JinkoSolar.
“JinkoSolar believes healthy, fair competition is good for customers and we look forward to continuing to do what we do best: selling innovative, high-powered solar modules to our customers.”
About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world. JinkoSolar distributes it solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial, and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions.
JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 10.5 GW for silicon wafers, 7.4 GW for solar cells, and 12.6 GW for solar modules, as of June 30, 2019.
JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 7 production facilities globally, 15 overseas subsidiaries in Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia, and United Emirates, and global sales teams in China, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, and Argentina.
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