Huawei Sues Motorola Over Wireless Patents
Jan 24, 2011, 10:30 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Huawei has filed a lawsuit against Motorola, alleging that it may illegally transfer Huawei's intellectual property to Nokia Siemens Networks during the sale of its radio business to Nokia Siemens Networks. According to Huawei, it has had an on-going business relationship with Motorola since 2000 whereby Motorola sold Huawei technology under the Motorola brand name. The business relationship gave Motorola access to Huawei's patented technology. Once Motorola announced its intent to sell its radio access technology to Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei asked Motorola that it not transfer the intellectual property in question to Nokia Siemens Networks as part of the sale. Huawei's lawsuit aims to prevent Motorola from transferring Huawei's intellectual property to Nokia Siemens Networks, which it says will cause irreparable harm to Huawei.
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--concerned about patent rights. The very definition of 'irony'.