On April 9, 2020, the High Court of Justice of England and Wales (Commercial Court) dismissed the vast majority of an application by Motorola Solutions, Inc. for a freezing order against Hytera Communications Corporation Ltd. and three of its subsidiaries as well as an order requiring Hytera to disclose all of its assets held throughout the world.
In its decision, the Court declined to enter any relief against Hytera’s three subsidiaries but ordered Hytera not to dispose of its assets located in England and Wales. This order does not impact the ability of Hytera or its subsidiaries to conduct their business in the ordinary course and will have no impact on the ability of Hytera and its subsidiaries to continue with their highly successful businesses.
Hytera has continued to invest in the UK market to better serve local customers. Hytera has no intention of removing assets from the UK. It will be business as usual for Hytera’s subsidiaries in the UK, and Hytera will keep the tradition of excellence in supporting partners and serving customers in the market.
If the UK court later finds that the freezing injunction order has caused loss to Hytera, Motorola Solutions must compensate for that loss. At the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Hytera is actively defending its rights in ongoing post-trial motions and presented substantive arguments about the merits of Motorola Solutions’ claims and evidentiary and legal errors at the trial. As a result, it has requested judgment as a matter of law and a new trial. Hytera is further prepared to appeal any adverse rulings in a process that may take two or more years. Hytera has faith that the American justice system will provide a fair outcome for this trade secret and copyright dispute.
17 April 2020