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Motorola Solutions wins $764.6 million verdict in trade secrets case – Source Reuters Tech News

(Reuters) – Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI.N) said on Friday it had won a $764.6 million jury verdict in a trade secret theft and copyright infringement case against Chinese rival Hytera Communications Corp (002583.SZ).

A U.S. jury in Chicago found Shenzhen-based Hytera used Motorola Solutions’ confidential documents and copyright-protected source code to compete in the market for two-way radio communications.

Hytera, a former distributor of Motorola Solutions products, told jurors it had developed its radios on its own.

The verdict was the maximum amount Motorola Solutions had asked jurors to award.

Motorola Solutions said it was planning to seek an injunction preventing Hytera from further misappropriating trade secrets and infringing copyrights.

“We presented clear facts and evidence of Hytera’s theft and infringement and are pleased the jury found in favor of our client,” said Michael De Vries, a Kirkland & Ellis lawyer representing the Chicago-based company, in a…

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