Motorola Solutions says ITC judge finds Hytera infringed four patents
Motorola Solutions announced that Administrative Law Judge Mary Joan McNamara of the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a favorable Notice of Initial Determination in its investigation of the patent infringement complaint filed by Motorola Solutions on March 29, 2017 against Hytera Communications Corporation Limited. In the complaint, Motorola Solutions alleged that Hytera is unlawfully importing and selling two-way radio equipment and systems and related software and components that infringe four of Motorola Solutions' patents. These patents pertain to technologies central to the operation of Hytera's professional and commercial radio products available today. As part of the Initial Determination, Judge McNamara found that all four of Motorola Solutions' patents are valid, Hytera has infringed them, and Motorola Solutions met the legal requirement of showing a "technical domestic industry" on three of the four patents, the company said in a statement. Judge McNamara also recommended an exclusion order preventing the importation of infringing products into the United States for Motorola Solutions' U.S. Patents No. 7,369,869, 7,729,701 and 8,279,991, as well as a cease-and-desist order preventing the further sale and marketing of certain infringing products imported into the United States. A Final Determination by the ITC is scheduled to be issued by Nov. 6, 2018.