Huawei Wins Minor Victory Over Motorola
A federal judge today sided with at least one part of Huawei's lawsuit against Motorola's planned sale of its wireless networking business to Nokia Siemens Networks. Huawei filed suit last month to block the acquisition on the grounds that NSN could inadvertently gain access to Huawei's intellectual property, which Motorola uses in some of its products. The judge barred Motorola from transferring any such information to Nokia Siemens Networks, but did not block the sale. U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman agreed with Huawei's assertion that if Nokia Siemens Networks came into possession of its intellectual property, it could cause irreparable hard to Huawei. Nokia Siemens Networks will be allowed to move forward with its $1.2 billion purchase once Chinese antitrust officials review the acquisition.