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Motorola Sued By Huawie over Trade Secrets

Under: Business and Stocks, Motorola
By:James | January 24th, 2011

Is there ever a month that goes by in the mobile world that someone isn’t filing a lawsuit against someone else? It appears that lawsuits are par for the course in mobile business these days as manufacturer sues manufacturer sues manufacturer.

And apparently the latest lawsuit comes from Hauwei as according to an article over on the Boy Genius Report by Jonathan S. Geller, Huawei Technologies has file a lawsuit against Motorola for the illegal transfer of intellectual property to Nokia Siemens Networks.

Apparently Huawei is out for “irreparable commercial damages” because Motorola hasn’t assured Huawei “propriety confidential information,” would not be disclosed or transferred.

Motorola and Huawei have cooperated in core network businesses and radio access network since the year 2000 where Motorola resold Huawei network goods to consumers under the Motorola brand.

In a statement, Huawei notes… “During this period, Motorola was provided with products and confidential Huawei IP developed by Huawei’s team of more than 10,000 engineers. Since the July 2010 announcement by NSN of its purchase of Motorola’s wireless network business, Huawei has tried to ensure that Motorola does not transfer this confidential information to NSN. Motorola, however, has not responded with assurances that it will prevent disclosure of that information to NSN.”

So no doubt this will be yet another long-winded lawsuit that will take ages to sort out like most other lawsuits. One wonders just why companies simply can’t just talk to each other and keep things out of the courts.

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