Motorola says ITC to probe Hytera over radios

Motorola Solutions said the US International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to institute an investigation into the trade practices of Hytera Communications.

Motorola said the ITC’s investigation will examine whether Hytera is unlawfully importing and selling two-way radio equipment and systems and related software and components that infringe Motorola Solutions’ patents.

The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Motorola Solutions on March 29, 2017.

Motorola Solutions said: “If the ITC’s investigation determines that Hytera has engaged in unlawful practices, the ITC may issue an exclusion order to halt the importation of the infringing products, as well as a cease-and-desist order to stop the sale and marketing of the infringing products in the United States.”

Motorola Solutions said it also filed patent infringement complaints with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany against Hytera on April 18, 2017, and patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation complaints on March 14, 2017, in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.