Motorola Solutions Files Patent Infringement Complaints in Germany Against Hytera Communications and Hytera Mobilfunk 18-04-2017
Seeks to Enjoin Hytera from Continued Infringement of Patented Technology
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) (“Motorola Solutions” or the “Company”) today announced that it has filed patent infringement complaints with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany (the “Regional Court”) against Hytera Communications Corporation Limited (SHE: 002583) of Shenzhen, China and Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH of Bad Munder, Germany (collectively, “Hytera”).
This legal action follows the patent infringement complaint filed by Motorola Solutions against Hytera with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 29, 2017 and the patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation complaints filed on March 14, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
The Regional Court complaints assert that Hytera’s two-way wireless communication devices that utilize “pseudo-trunking” functionality are infringing Motorola Solutions’ patent EP 2 342 851 B1. Motorola Solutions seeks an injunction preventing Hytera from offering and delivering products with the pseudo-trunking feature in Germany, as well as the recall and destruction of infringing products and various damages.
Mark Hacker, general counsel and chief administrative officer of Motorola Solutions, said, “Today’s action is another important step in our efforts to protect Motorola Solutions’ long and distinguished track record of innovation. We are committed to safeguarding our valuable intellectual property, including our extensive portfolio of more than 4,000 patents, for the benefit of our customers, shareholders, employees, partners and other stakeholders around the world. We remain confident that the legal actions we are taking globally will be effective in stopping Hytera’s unlawful conduct.”