Motorola Solutions’ patents against challenges raised by Hytera

Source: Motorola Solutions

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