Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) has announced it has filed a claim for copyright infringement against Hytera Communications Corporation Limited (SHE: 002583) of Shenzhen, China and Hytera Communications (Australia) Pty Limited of Australia (collectively, “Hytera”) in the Federal Court of Australia, the company said.
Motorola Solutions´ application for leave to introduce the copyright infringement claim was heard on 13 December 2018 and orders were made by the Federal Court granting leave on 19 December 2018.
The new claim asserts that Hytera unlawfully copied Motorola Solutions´ MotoTRBO source code into Hytera´s Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) equipment, thereby infringing and continuing to infringe Motorola Solutions´ copyright in violation of Australian copyright laws.
Motorola Solutions seeks damages or an account of profits for this unlawful conduct, as well as an injunction preventing the importation or sale in Australia of all Hytera products using the code, including adaptations of that code and such additional relief as the Federal Court deems appropriate. The devices that are the subject of Motorola Solutions´ claim for copyright infringement include Hytera´s so-called i-Series product line.
In addition to the Federal Court of Australia, Motorola Solutions´ patent infringement, copyright infringement and trade secret theft lawsuits against Hytera are still pending in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
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