Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that the Patent
Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) of the United States Patent and
Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued final written decisions in the Inter
Partes Reviews of Motorola Solutions’ U.S. Patent Nos.
8,116,284 and 6,591,111, which relate to Motorola Solutions’
time-division multiple access (TDMA) and group radio communication
system technology, respectively. The PTAB rejected all validity
challenges against U.S. Patent No. 8,116,284 raised by Hytera
Communications Corporation Limited (SHE: 002583) (“Hytera”). In
addition, the PTAB upheld the validity of a number of the claims of U.S.
Patent No. 6,591,111 challenged by Hytera. Both of these patents are
asserted against Hytera’s i-Series and older products in Motorola’s
patent infringement case pending against Hytera in the Northern District
of Illinois. Late last year, the U.S. International Trade Commission
also ruled that Hytera’s pre-i Series Digital Mobile Radio (DMR)
products infringe four Motorola patents, including U.S. Patent No.
8,116,284. That ruling is now final.
The two patents enable important functionality and provide Motorola
Solutions’ products with highly reliable, secure communications that
customers rely on. The functionality provided by these patents is
particularly important in emergency and life-threatening situations,
including techniques to:
Efficiently use DMR channels by allowing devices to temporarily select
a different timeslot when the default timeslot is busy, which
increases the number of calls that can take place and significantly
reduces the amount of time it takes to set up a new call; and
Enable efficient group communications between multiple talkgroups,
even if those talkgroups use incompatible protocols.
Mark Hacker, general counsel and chief administrative officer of
Motorola Solutions, said, “These decisions by the USPTO’s Patent and
Trial Appeal Board underscore the strength of our intellectual property
and further validate the merits of Motorola Solutions’ global litigation
against Hytera to stop its improper and illegal behavior. We remain
committed to vigorously pursuing our patent infringement, copyright
infringement and trade secret theft lawsuits against Hytera as we
continue developing unique, innovative products for our customers around
Motorola Solutions is awaiting the PTAB’s final written decision in its
review of U.S. Patent No. 8,279,991.
For additional information regarding Motorola Solutions’ legal actions
against Hytera, please visit https://newsroom.motorolasolutions.com/presskits/motorola-solutions-intellectual-property.htm.
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