The Solaria Corporation v. Canadian Solar

Steptoe has secured a significant trial victory for The Solaria Corporation at the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

On October 22, an administrative law judge of the ITC found that respondents Canadian Solar, Inc. and Canadian Solar (USA), Inc. violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, by importing and selling shingled solar modules that infringe US Patent Nos. 10,651,333 and 10,763,388 belonging to Solaria. 

As a result, the administrative law judge recommended the infringing products be excluded from importation into the United States, including HiDM and HiDM5 modules. Together these represent Canadian Solar’s entire product line of shingled solar modules in the United States.

The administrative law judge’s initial determination also recommended granting Solaria’s request that Canadian Solar post a 100% bond during the 60-day presidential review period following the exclusion order.

Solaria Corporation is a Californian solar module manufacturer.

The Steptoe team that secured this victory for Solaria was led by John Caracappa (Picture) and included lawyers Kate Cappaert, Nigel Ray, Matt Bathon, and Idia Egonmwan.


Involved fees earner: Matthew Bathon – Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Katherine Cappaert – Steptoe & Johnson LLP; John Caracappa – Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Idia Egonmwa – Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Nigel Ray – Steptoe & Johnson LLP;

Law Firms: Steptoe & Johnson LLP;

Clients: Solaria Corporation;

Author: Sonia Carcano