(Brisbane, Australia - November 27, 2018)-- On November 16, U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled in Hytera’s favor in its final decision regarding new designs recently developed by Hytera. ITC's final order makes clear that Hytera’s new generation products do not infringe Motorola Solutions’ patents and can continue to be imported and sold in the United States. On November 20, the Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany rejected Motorola Solutions’ requests to order the recall and destruction of the covered products.
“Hytera is committed to broadening choice within the Australian market and for our dealers,” said Terry Feng, General Manager of Hytera Australia. “Any suggestion that Hytera may not sell DMR products in Australia as a result of legal proceedings in any other countries is misleading and incorrect. Hytera will continue to deliver a full range of innovative, high-quality, and cost-effective DMR products and professional mobile radio communications solutions to our dealers and customers here in this country, as we do globally.”
Hytera is pleased that the ITC commission review correctly allows the continued import and sale of its innovative new generation products. The company looks forward to continuing to grow within the United States and to enriching the U.S. land-mobile-radio marketplace with more choice and superior value. While Motorola unfortunately chooses to concentrate on inappropriate litigation instead of innovation, Hytera remains focused on the future – for both its end-users and its dealers.
Hytera has many patents that protect its products and respects the intellectual property of others. But if Motorola chooses to continue what Hytera believes to be anti-competitive behavior by bringing questionable legal actions against its competitors, Hytera will vigorously defend itself. Hytera believes Motorola will continue to use the United States legal system as another front in Motorola’s quest to maintain its monopoly over two-way land mobile radios in the United States.
While the ITC final decision is favorable to Hytera and its new designs, and the Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany rejected Motorola Solutions’ requests to order the recall and destruction of the covered products, the ITC and Düsseldorf court find that some of Hytera’s legacy DMR products infringe certain of Motorola’s asserted patents. Hytera is considering follow-up action regarding this portion of both the decisions.
27 November 2018