Motorola Solutions files copyright infringement suit in Australia against Hytera
Motorola Solutions has filed a claim for copyright infringement against Hytera Communications of Shenzhen, China and Hytera Communications of Australia in the Federal Court of Australia. Motorola Solutions' application for leave to introduce the copyright infringement claim was heard on 13 December and orders were made by the Federal Court granting leave on 19 December. The new claim asserts that Hytera unlawfully copied Motorola Solutions' MotoTRBO source code into Hytera's Digital Mobile Radio equipment in violation of Australian copyright laws. Motorola Solutions seeks damages or an account of profits, as well as an injunction preventing the importation or sale in Australia of all Hytera products using the code. The DMR products at issue include a substantial number of Hytera's DMR portables, mobiles and repeaters. In addition, Motorola Solutions' patent infringement, copyright infringement and trade secret theft lawsuits against Hytera are still pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.