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BÜRKLE photovoltaic patent confirmed by Chinese court

Court ruling prohibits Qinhuangdao Visual Automation Equipment Co., Ltd. from manufacturing and selling multi-level, multi-daylight laminators in China

The Intermediate People's Court confirms the BÜRKLE patent concerning multi-level, multi-daylight laminators. The judgment, which is not yet final, prohibits the Chinese machine builder Qinhuangdao Visual Automation Co., Ltd. from manufacturing and selling such laminators.

Freudenstadt, June 2021 - Before the Chinese Intermediate People's Court in Hefei, China, Robert Bürkle GmbH has obtained a first instance judgment in its favor against the Chinese manufacturer Qinhuangdao Visual Automation Equipment Co., Ltd. ("Visual").

The Chinese court's ruling states that Visual's KSL1824 laminator conflicts with rights under Chinese BÜRKLE patent CN 101314270 B relating to BÜRKLE's multi-level, multi-daylight laminator, which is also protected by European patent EP 1 997 614 B1, among others. The judgment, which is not yet final, prohibits Visual from manufacturing and selling or offering to sell such multi-level laminators from China and requires Visual to destroy the infringing products, semi-finished products, equipment and molds used to manufacture the infringing products.

In connection with the court ruling, Visual has already filed a complaint. However, BÜRKLE remains confident that these proceedings will be decided in favor of the existing BÜRKLE patent.

BÜRKLE laminators for the production of solar modules

Since entering the photovoltaic industry in 2003, BÜRKLE has been a technology leader in the field of multi-level and multi-daylight laminators for the production of glass-glass & glass-backsheet modules. The court decision on the BÜRKLE patent confirms the leading role of BÜRKLE. With the "easy-LAM" and "Ypsator" lines, BÜRKLE provides the technological benchmark on the market. High production volumes combined with high production efficiency are the core features of BÜRKLE lamination technology.

 

 

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