Motorola in patent infringement complaints v Hyerta

Motorola Solutions, Inc. said it filed patent infringement complaints with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany against Hytera Communications Corporation of Shenzhen, China and Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH of Bad Munder, Germany.

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 said it is seeking 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.

“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,” said Motorola Solutions.

Mark Hacker, Motorola Solutions’ general counsel, 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.”