Motorola Solutions Files Patent Infringement Complaint with U.S. International Trade Commission Against Hytera Communications
Seeks Immediate ITC Investigation, Exclusion Order and Cease-and-Desist Order
Remains Committed to Protecting Its Valuable Intellectual Property
CHICAGO – March 29, 2017 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) (“Motorola Solutions” or the “Company”) today announced that it has filed a patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (the “ITC”) against Hytera Communications Corporation Limited (SHE: 002583) (“Hytera”) of Shenzhen, China. This legal action follows the patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation complaints filed by Motorola Solutions against Hytera on March 14, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
The ITC complaint asserts that Hytera is unlawfully importing and selling two-way radio equipment and systems and related software and components that infringe Motorola Solutions’ patents. Motorola Solutions seeks an immediate investigation by the ITC, an exclusion order to halt the importation of the infringing products and a cease-and-desist order to stop the marketing and sale of the infringing devices in the United States.
“On behalf of our customers, shareholders, employees, partners and other stakeholders, Motorola Solutions will continue to aggressively defend our proprietary technology and investments in innovation,” said Mark Hacker, general counsel and chief administrative officer of Motorola Solutions. “Motorola Solutions is the world’s leading provider of two-way radio equipment and systems, and we have invested billions of dollars over the last several years to achieve this position. In 2016 alone, we invested more than $500 million in research and development.”
Mr. Hacker continued, “Hytera asserts that it embraces legitimate competition, but there is nothing legitimate about the illegal copying and misappropriation in which it has engaged. We are committed to vigorously defending our valuable intellectual property as we continue to drive innovation for our customers across the globe. We look forward to a full and fair hearing before the ITC, as well as the Federal District Courts in Chicago, and we are confident that these legal actions will be effective in halting Hytera’s egregious and unlawful behavior.”
For additional information regarding Motorola Solutions' legal actions against Hytera, please visit https://newsroom.motorolasolutions.com/presskits/motorola-solutions-intellectual-property.htm.
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