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April 14, 2011

Motorola Solutions and Huawei Agree to Settle Pending Legal Matters

By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor

According to the joint announcement made by Motorola Solutions, Inc. and Huawei (News - Alert) Technologies Co., Ltd., the companies have recently signed an agreement to settle all pending litigation between the two parties pending the satisfaction of certain conditions.

Motorola Solutions, adhering to the terms of agreement, will withdraw its claims and dismiss, with prejudice, Huawei as a defendant in the Motorola (News - Alert) v. Lemko, et al. litigation pending in the Chicago federal district court. Apart from that, Motorola will also transfer its commercial agreements with Huawei to Nokia Siemens (News - Alert) Networks (NSN) for a fee, and allow NSN to receive and use Huawei confidential information to service the networks Motorola deployed worldwide using Huawei’s products and technologies. On the other hand, Huawei will also withdraw its claims and dismiss, with prejudice, its lawsuit against Motorola Solutions and NSN in the Chicago federal district court.

 “We regret that these disputes have occurred between our two companies,” said Greg Brown (News - Alert), President & CEO of Motorola Solutions, in a statement. “Motorola Solutions values the long-standing relationship we have had with Huawei. After reviewing the facts, we decided to resolve these matters and return to our traditional relationship of confidence and trust. I am pleased that we can again focus on having a cooperative and productive relationship.”

“Throughout our decade long relationship with Motorola Solutions, Huawei has contributed cutting edge technology to Motorola Solutions for use around the globe. Huawei provided Motorola’s experts and counsel with source code and millions of documents. Huawei acted properly and above board at all times and developed its products independently and without the use of any Motorola trade secrets. With the resolution of these cases, and the misunderstandings put to rest, Huawei is pleased to move forward with its efforts to provide innovative solutions to its customers,” said Guo Ping, Vice Chairman of the Board and Executive Vice President of Huawei.

Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves



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