On January 16, 2019, Motorola Solutions announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission’s importation ban and cease-and-desist orders related to certain Hytera products are now in effect. The expiration of the mandatory 60-day presidential review period, which enabled the product ban to become effective, marks a clear and final victory for Motorola Solutions against Hytera.
The ban means that all Hytera products infringing Motorola Solutions’ U.S. Patent Nos. 7,369,869, 7,729,701 and 8,279,991 are excluded from the U.S. market, including the following:
- Radios (Subscribers): MD652, MD782, BD302, BD362, BD502, PD412, PD502, PD562, PD602, PD662, PD682, PD702, PD752, PD782, PD792, PD982, X1e and X1p; and
- Repeaters: RD622 and RD982.
The ITC also rejected Hytera’s request for a repair and service exception, meaning that neither Hytera nor any third-party repair provider will be able to import replacement parts or perform any sort of service for infringing products imported or sold before January , 2019.
Motorola Solutions embraces legitimate competition and believes that robust, fair competition drives innovation and benefits our customers and our industry as a whole. We are committed to vigorously defending our valuable intellectual property for the benefit of our customers, shareholders, employees and other stakeholders around the world.
Here you’ll find information on this ruling including: a letter to our customers, the Hytera products impacted and answers to key questions.