Motorola and Huawei settle legal battle

Motorola and Huawei settle legal battle

Summary: Motorola Solutions and Huawei have stated that they have settled all litigation between them. As a result, Motorola Solutions will transfer its commercial agreements to Nokia Siemens Networks.

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Motorola Solutions and Huawei have stated that they have settled all litigation between them. As a result, Motorola Solutions will transfer its commercial agreements to Nokia Siemens Networks.

In January, Huawei sued Motorola Solutions over the sale of its wireless unit to Nokia Siemens. Huawei, a long-time partner of Motorola, said the sale was an illegal transfer of its intellectual property. The Nokia Siemens deal was key to Motorola's break-up into two companies, Motorola Solutions and Motorola Mobility.

For its part, Motorola Mobility sued Huawei and alleged that the company swiped trade secrets.

In a statement, the companies said all litigation between the two parties will be withdrawn. Motorola Solutions will pay an undisclosed fee to Huawei to transfer commercial deals to Nokia Siemens.

The Huawei-Motorola partnership dates back to 2000. Since then, Motorola has bought US$880 million in technology from Huawei for core and radio access networks.

"After reviewing the facts, we decided to resolve these matters and return to our traditional relationship of confidence and trust. I am pleased that we can again focus on having a cooperative and productive relationship," Motorola Solutions CEO Greg Brown said.

Huawei's Guo Ping, executive vice president, said the company acted "above the board at all times" and didn't use Motorola trade secrets.

"Throughout our decade-long relationship with Motorola Solutions, Huawei has contributed cutting edge technology to Motorola Solutions for use around the globe," he said. "Huawei provided Motorola's experts and counsel with source code and millions of documents."

Via ZDNet US

Topics: Telcos, Mobility

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