Motorola Solutions files latest patent case v Hyerta

Motorola Solutions, Inc. said it commenced patent infringement proceedings against Hytera Communications Corporation Limited of Shenzhen, China and Hytera Communications (Australia) Pty Limited of Australia in the Federal Court of Australia.

“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,” said Mark Hacker, general counsel and chief administrative officer of Motorola Solutions.

“We are confident in the merits of each case and will continue to pursue legal remedies to stop Hytera’s infringing behavior.”

Motorola Solutions this latest legal action follows the patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation complaints filed by Motorola Solutions against Hytera in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in March, 2017; the patent infringement complaint filed with the US International Trade Commission in March, 2017; and the patent infringement complaints filed with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany in April 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.

Motorola Solutions said it 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.