惠州亿纬锂能股份有限公司 关于与瓦尔塔的专利诉讼达成和解及撤诉的公告

Announcement of Settlement and Withdrawal of VARTA’s Lawsuit against EVE for Patent

2021年10月起,就惠州亿纬锂能股份有限公司(以下简称“亿纬锂能”)销售的部分纽扣电池产品涉嫌侵犯VARTA Microbattery GmbH(以下简称“瓦尔塔”)专利权事件,瓦尔塔在美国德克萨斯州的东区联邦法院提起专利侵权诉讼。亿纬锂能相应在美国专利局商标局专利审判和上诉委员会就涉案专利提起了无效申请,其中5件专利的无效申请于今年年初相继立案。

Starting from October 2021, a patent dispute arose concerning certain button cell battery products sold by Huizhou EVE Battery Co., Ltd. that were allegedly infringing on the patent rights of VARTA Microbattery GmbH. VARTA initiated a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas Federal Court in the United States. In response, EVE Battery Co. filed invalidity applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board for the patents in question, with invalidity proceedings initiated for five of these patents earlier this year.

近日,瓦尔塔与亿纬锂能就全球诉讼达成和解。协议约定双方在全球撤回针对彼此的所有法律程序。双方还同意拓展共同的商业机会,建立面向未来的合作互利关系。双方开始在相应法院、专利审判和上诉委员会提出撤诉、撤案申请。

In recent days, VARTA and EVE have reached a global settlement in their legal disputes. The agreement stipulates that both parties will withdraw all legal proceedings against each other worldwide. Additionally, they have agreed to explore joint business opportunities and establish a mutually beneficial partnership for the future. Both parties have initiated requests for dismissal and withdrawal of their cases and proceedings in the relevant courts and patent trial and appeal boards.

瓦尔塔与亿纬锂能已共同向美国德克萨斯州的东区联邦法院提出了撤案申请,美国德州东区法院批准了双方提交的撤案动议,瓦尔塔在美国德州东区法院发起针对亿纬锂能的专利诉正式撤销,瓦尔塔与亿纬锂能共同向美国专利商标局专利审判和上诉委员会审议提出撤销上述5件专利的无效申请。美国专利商标局专利审判和上诉委员会已经审议并批准瓦尔塔与亿纬锂能共同提出的撤销5件立案的无效申请。

VARTA and EVE have jointly submitted a motion to dismiss their case to the Eastern District Federal Court of Texas in the United States. The Eastern District Court of Texas has approved the motion to dismiss filed by both parties, effectively ending VARTA's patent lawsuit against EVE in the Eastern District Court of Texas. Additionally, VARTA and EVE have jointly requested the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board to review and dismiss the five invalidity applications related to the mentioned patents. The United States Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board has reviewed and approved the joint request for dismissal of the five invalidity applications submitted by VARTA and EVE.

截至本公告披露日,瓦尔塔与亿纬锂能在全球范围内的所有专利诉讼程序均已终结。

As of the date of this announcement, all global patent litigation proceedings between the VARTA and EVE have been concluded.

关于 VARTA AG

VARTA AG 生产和销售全面的电池产品组合,从微型电池、家用电池、储能系统到客户定制的电池解决方案,应用领域广泛,并作为技术领导者,在关键领域数量了行业标准。作为集团母公司,它有“微型电池和解决方案”和“家用电池”两个业务部门。

“微型电池和解决方案”部门侧重于微型电池的 OEM 业务以及锂离子电池组业务。通过深入研发,VARTA 在微型电池领域树立了全球标准,并在锂离子技术和助听器一次性电池等重要的增长市场中成为公认的创新领导者。“家用电池”业务部门涉及面向终端消费者的电池业务,包括家用电池、充电电池、充电器、便携式电源(移动电源)、照明以及储能设备。VARTA AG 集团目前拥有约 4,000 名员工。VARTA AG 在欧洲和亚洲拥有五家生产和制造工厂,并在亚洲、欧洲和美国设有分销中心。目前,VARTA AG 运营的子公司活跃于全球超过 75 个国家。