Hytera Wins Over Motorola Solutions in Patent Lawsuit
The Court of Appeals Düsseldorf, Germany has ruled in favor of Hytera Communications Corporation Limited (Hytera) and its subsidiary HMF Smart Solutions GmbH (HMF) in patent infringement proceedings initiated by Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI). The Court of Appeals found that the patent-in-suit was not infringed by Hytera and HMF.
The Court of Appeals Düsseldorf modified the first instance verdicts of 20 November, 2018 by the Regional Court Düsseldorf and it fully dismissed MSI’s patent infringement complaint. The Court of Appeals also ordered MSI to pay the costs of the court proceedings in the first and second instances and the decision is preliminarily enforceable for Hytera and HMF.
The case dates back to 2017, when MSI had filed a complaint alleging infringement of its European patent EP 2 342 851 B1 by Hytera’s Pseudo-Trunking/TDMA direct mode/TX-none radio functionality.
The complaint was initially filed against HMF (formerly known as “Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH”). Thereafter Hytera joined as an intervener in these proceedings on the side of HMF and MSI extended its complaint against Hytera, resulting in two parallel proceedings.
The Regional Court Düsseldorf found infringement of MSI’s patent in the first instance decisions. Aggrieved by the same, Hytera and HMF appealed the decisions.
The Court of Appeals Düsseldorf found the patent-in-suit were not infringed and dismissed MSI’s complaints.
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