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DSM commences patent infringement court case in China to protect its anti-reflective coating business

Urmond, NL, 16 Jun 2015 12:00 CEST

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announced that on 12 June 2015 it has started proceedings in a patent infringement lawsuit before the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court against Shanghai Sykesion Materials & Technology Co., Ltd.

DSM produces a leading anti-reflective coating for solar glass which is used extensively in the global solar PV (photo voltaic) industry. The coating technology is protected by several patents and patent applications in various countries in the world.

DSM views its intellectual property (IP) rights as a critical company asset and is committed to defend its IP position. “Our research and development allows us to drive innovations, which deliver value not only to DSM but also to our business partners in the global solar industry. Protecting our IP rights enables us to continue innovating and is in the best interests of DSM, our customers as well as the final users of solar glass coated with our patented product” says Oscar Goddijn, Vice President of DSM Advanced Surfaces.

The anti-reflective coating from DSM reduces the reflection of light, thereby increasing the energy output of solar panels by up to 4%. It combines market leading energy gain with outstanding durability and cleanability.