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SolarCity accused of IP theft by Khosla Ventures, Cogenra

SILICON VALLEY — SolarCity, the solar panel installer co-founded by Elon Musk, was sued for intellectual property theft on Monday by Khosla Ventures and Cogenra Solar. The technology in question is used to make high-efficiency solar panels at a commercially viable price. Mountain View-based Cogenra alleges that SolarCity and its subsidiary Silevo stole its trade secrets, manufacturing processes and other intellectual property to gain a head start in developing such "shingled-cell solar modules.
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