Motorola Solutions this week ratcheted up its legal battle with competitor Hytera, filing new patent infringement complaints in Germany against both Hytera Communications Corporation Ltd of Shenzhen, China, and Hytera Mobilfunk of Bad Münder, Germany. The latest legal actions, announced on June 24, are in addition to Motorola’s previously filed patent infringement complaints in Germany.
“With these additional patent infringement actions in Germany, Motorola Solutions now has five pending [patent infringement] litigations against Hytera,” Motorola said in a news release. These include complaints filed with the US International Trade Commission and separate patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation complaints filed last March in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
The complaints filed this week in Germany assert that Hytera’s two-way wireless communication devices with improved squelch functionality infringe on a Motorola Solutions patent. Motorola says the focus of the new cases differs from earlier cases and represents the second patent covering acoustic performance of two-way radio devices.