Motorola Solutions Takes Hytera To Australian Court

After filing multiple patent infringement case against Hytera Communications in the US and Germany, Motorola Solutions filed a fresh case against the Chinese firm in an Australian Court. In its appeal, the US based telecom solutions maker has requested the court to restrain Hytera from continued infringement of patents.

Motorola Solutions today announced that it has commenced patent infringement proceedings against Hytera Communications Corporation Limited of Shenzhen, China and Hytera Communications Pty Limited of Australia in the Federal Court of Australia by filing an Originating Application and Statement of Claim.

This legal action follows the patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation complaints filed by Motorola Solutions against Hytera in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on March 14, 2017.  It then filed a second such patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 29, 2017. Besides the US, Motorola also filed a similar case with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany on April 18, 2017 and with the Regional Court of Mannheim in Germany on July 24, 2017.

The Statement of Claim filed on July 31, 2017 asserts that certain Hytera digital mobile radios offered in Australia infringe three of Motorola Solutions’ Australian patents, AU2005275355, AU2006276960 and AU2009298764. Motorola Solutions seeks a declaration from the Court that Hytera has infringed Motorola Solutions’ patents and an order permanently restraining Hytera from continued infringement, as well as damages and such additional relief as the Court deems appropriate.

Mark Hacker, general counsel and chief administrative officer of Motorola Solutions, said, “As the world’s leading provider of two-way radio equipment and systems, we are committed to vigorously enforcing our valuable intellectual property rights on behalf of our customers, shareholders, employees, partners and other stakeholders. This filing in the Federal Court of Australia is a continuation of our global efforts to safeguard Motorola Solutions’ proven record of technological innovation and our extensive portfolio of more than 4,000 patents. We are confident in the merits of each case and will continue to pursue legal remedies to stop Hytera’s infringing behavior.”

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