(Reuters) – Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI.N) said on Friday it had won a $764.6 million jury verdict in a trade secret theft and copyright infringement case against a Chinese rival, Hytera Communications Corp. (a) (002583.SERIES).
A U.S. jury in Chicago found the Shenzhen-based Hytera used, Motorola Solutions’ confidential information and are protected by copyright the source code, in order to compete in the market for two-way radio communication.
Hytera), a former distributor of Motorola Solutions products, told members of the jury and had the radio on it’s own.
The decision was made, the maximum amount of Motorola Solutions, asked the judges to place them.
Motorola Solutions said it was going to be an injunction to prevent the Hytera from further misappropriating trade secrets and infringing on copyright laws.
“We have been presented with clear facts and on the evidence of Hytera, is a theft and a violation of the law and are pleased that the jury found in favor of our clients,” said Michael De Vries, Kirkland & Ellis, a lawyer for the Chicago-based company, in a statement.
Boyd Cloern, a lawyer acting on behalf of the Hytera, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Motorola Solutions is a separate U.S. lawsuit pending against the Hytera grounds of an alleged infringement of the patent. As a test, in this case, it is expected by the end of 2020 or early 2021, the U.S. company said.
Hytera has it’s own in anticipation of a U.S. lawsuit against Motorola Solutions, alleging the company’s use of intellectual property, and its market power to stifle competition.
Reporting Amal in Bengaluru and Jan Wolfe in Washington; Editing by shailesh Kuber and Sonya Hepinstall