OPVIUS GmbH has lodged an appeal against Patent DE 10 2010 029 739 B4 “Solar plant with multiple power-generating film elements”, registered by Solartension GmbH in 2010 and issued in 2015. The first instance of the recently initiated appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) in Munich has seen the DPMA agree with OPVIUS GmbH’s view. Following a hearing on 14/11/2018, the DPMA revoked the patent for lack of protectability in view of the technological standards cited by OPVIUS GmbH. The DPMA’s decision does not yet have legal effect and cannot yet be appealed.
Dr Ralph Pätzold, CEO of OPVIUS GmbH, had this to say: “OPVIUS GmbH is willing to assert its own proprietary rights and interests at all times. If necessary, as in this case, we are also prepared to represent our interests over the long term by challenging third-party patents in order to protect our developments and the associated market access.”
OPVIUS GmbH, founded in 2012 and located in Nuremberg and Kitzingen (INNOPARK Kitzingen), is among the world leaders in the field of organic photovoltaics. OPVIUS produces organic solar cells with a focus on client-specific solutions. In addition, the company is also active in the field of research and development, in order to continue to provide its clients with creative and innovative solutions. In this regard, OPVIUS uses a unique production process, combining printing, lamination, and laser techniques. This advanced technology is easily scalable and allows the production of the utmost individual, customer-specific designs. OPVIUS also helps clients with system solutions in order to integrate OPVs into already existing or new products.
OPVIUS is part of the HOCH.REIN GROUP, an international, medium-sized investment holding with the aim to promote entrepreneurship. The fields of business activity encompass the areas "New Technologies", "Industrial Production", "Real Estate & IT Services" as well as "Alternative Energies & Trading".
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