Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that the Patent
Trial and Appeal Board (the “PTAB”) of the United States Patent and
Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued a final written decision in the
reexamination of Motorola Solutions’ U.S. Patent No. 8,279,991 (“the
‘991 patent”), which relates to Motorola Solutions’ time-division
multiple access (TDMA) technology. The PTAB rejected all validity
challenges related to the patent raised by Hytera
Communications Corporation Limited (SHE: 002583) (“Hytera”).
Importantly, the ‘991 patent enables key functionality that provides
Motorola Solutions’ customers with innovative capabilities that ensure
products are highly reliable, safe and efficient.
“We are pleased that the USPTO’s Patent and Trial Appeal Board has
upheld the validity of all four of our patents, underscoring the
strength of our intellectual property and our claims against Hytera,”
said Mark Hacker, general counsel and chief administrative officer of
Motorola Solutions. “Once again, Hytera has failed in its attempts to
undermine the validity of our patents and we will continue to take the
necessary actions to defend our intellectual property around the world.
We look forward to presenting these patents claims against Hytera’s
i-Series products to a jury in Chicago, Illinois, after our trial on
Hytera’s trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement in
This decision marks the PTAB’s rejection of Hytera’s fourth attempt to
invalidate Motorola Solutions’ patents, including three patents that the
International Trade Commission (“ITC”) found Hytera was intentionally
infringing. After losing in the ITC, Hytera vigorously pursued its bid
in the USPTO to invalidate Motorola Solutions’ patents U.S. Patent Nos.
6,591,111; 7,369,869; 8,116,284; and 8,279,991. With the PTAB’s
announcement of its decision on the ‘911 patent, the PTAB has now
rejected all four of Hytera’s challenges.
All four of these patents are currently asserted by Motorola Solutions
against Hytera in a patent litigation lawsuit pending in United States
District Court in Chicago, Illinois. In that suit, Motorola Solutions is
seeking an injunction against Hytera’s “i-Series” product line. Notably,
Hytera’s i-Series was released in response to the ITC orders banning
Hytera’s prior products from being imported into the United States.
Hytera has removed from its i-Series products key features covered by
Motorola Solutions’ patents, significantly impacting performance. As a
result of the PTAB’s orders, Hytera will be precluded from raising
certain prior art invalidity defenses in the District Court proceedings.
For additional information regarding Motorola Solutions’ legal actions
against Hytera, please visit https://newsroom.motorolasolutions.com/presskits/motorola-solutions-intellectual-property.htm.
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Motorola Solutions, Inc., and the outcomes possible if successful. By
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