Hytera Sues Motorola Solutions Under Sherman Antitrust Act
Motorola Solutions is a defendant in an anti-trust case alleging a range of anticompetitive behaviors within the land mobile radio market, including exclusive dealing, sham petitioning of government agencies, and wide-ranging misrepresentations about Hytera. As ever, Motorola Solutions is trying to drive out competition, while Hytera continues its focus on progressing land mobile radio technology in the U.S. market.
December 4, 2017: Hytera Sues Motorola Solutions Under Sherman Antitrust Act Alleging Anti-competitive Practices That Force US Customers to Pay a Surcharge for Safety; Hytera Statement - Antitrust Litigation Against Motorola Solutions; Download the Complaint File
December 12, 2017: Following Hytera's suit filed on December 4, a class action was filed against MSI on Dec. 12, 2017, alleging MSI's illegal monopolization of the domestic market for “LMR Solutions.” Download the Complaint File
Hytera Sues Motorola Solutions for Patent Infringement
Motorola Solutions is a defendant of a patent infringement case in federal district court in Cleveland, Ohio, filed by Hytera. Hytera believes that Motorola Solutions is infringing Hytera's U.S. Patent No. 9,183,846, which covers Hytera's industry-leading sound adjustment control technology. In January 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office denied Motorola Solutions’ request of inter partes review of claims of this patent, which means Motorola Solutions failed in trying to invalidate Hytera's patent.
August 28, 2017: Global Two-Way Radio Communications Provider Hytera Sues Motorola Solutions for Patent Infringement; Download the Complaint File
U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Rules in Favor of Hytera
On November 16, 2018, ITC ruled in Hytera’s favor in its final decision, which makes clear that Hytera’s new-generation i-Series products do not infringe Motorola Solutions’ patents and can continue to be imported and sold in the United States. However, it is unfortunate that Motorola Solutions, unable to meet its anti-competitive goal of excluding Hytera from the marketplace in the courtroom, is continuing to attempt to disrupt Hytera and confuse its customers, even in Canada, where the U.S. ITC has no jurisdiction. This practice is not acceptable and MSI will be compelled to answer regulatory questions about its misinformation campaign when defending itself from Hytera’s U.S. lawsuit under the Sherman Antitrust and Lanham Acts, and state law. MSI will also answer to U.S. courts regarding its approach to properly licensing other companies’ intellectual property, as part of Hytera’s lawsuit against Motorola Solutions for patent infringement.
August 22, 2019: Letter to Hytera Dealers
January 17, 2019: Presidential Review Affirms ITC Ruling Hytera i-Series Do Not Infringe
December 7, 2018: Letter to Hytera Customers
November 16, 2018: ITC Commission Rules in Favor of Hytera in its Final Determination
March 29, 2017: Hytera Statement on Motorola Solutions’ ITC Action
Cases at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Cases at Federal District Court in Illinois
March 22, 2017: Hytera Statement on Motorola Solutions’ Litigation
Thank you for your attention, any inquiry or input regarding to the litigation, please contact Tom.Wineland@hytera.us.
22 August 2019