Motorola Solutions files patent complaints v Hytera

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

“With these additional patent infringement actions in Germany, Motorola Solutions now has five pending IP litigations against Hytera, including the patent infringement complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 29, 2017 and the separate 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.

“The new Mannheim Court complaints assert that Hytera’s two-way wireless communication devices with improved squelch functionality are infringing Motorola Solutions’s patent EP 1 139 562 B1.

“Significantly, the focus of the new cases differs from any of the other patents that Motorola Solutions has previously asserted against Hytera and represents the second patent covering acoustic performance of two-way radio devices.

“These new actions further exemplify Motorola Solutions’s long-standing innovation in the area of acoustic performance of two-way radio devices.

“Motorola Solutions seeks an injunction preventing Hytera from offering and delivering products with the accused squelch feature in Germany, as well as the recall and destruction of infringing products and various damages.”