Motorola Solutions has filed a claim for copyright infringement against the Chinese and Australian division of Hytera Communications Corporation Limited in the Federal Court of Australia. The mobile phone company’s application for copyright infringement claim was granted by Federal Court on 19 December 2018, and states that Hytera unlawfully copied Motorola Solutions´ MotoTRBO source code into Hytera´s Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) equipment.
Motorola is seeking damages or an account of profits, 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 deemed appropriate by the Federal Court. The devices subject for copyright infringement include Hytera´s i-Series product line.
The company is also pursuing patent infringement, copyright infringement and trade secret theft lawsuits against Hytera in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.