Huawei and Motorola Solutions have settled their legal dispute with an out-of-court commercial agreement.”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.
Huawei’s original gripe with Motorola Solutions came about when Nokia Siemens Network (NSN) purchased Motorola assets as the company split into separate arms – assets that had access to confidential Huawei information.
Motorola has been selling and maintaining rebadged Huawei products since 2000, and this maintenance has required access to Huawei’s intellectual property. By selling this arm of Motorola to NSN, Huawei proposed that NSN – a direct competitor of Huawei – would have unlawful access to its intellectual property.
The Chinese telecom solutions provider took pre-emptive action against NSN with a court injunction on the Motorola asset takeover last February, though a deal has now been brokered between the three parties.
Motorola Solutions can now transfer its commercial agreements with Huawei over to NSN for a fee, while Motorola Solutions has agreed to withdraw its claims and dismiss, with prejudice, Huawei as a defendant in the Motorola v. Lemko, et al. litigation.
“We regret that these disputes have occurred between our two companies. 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,” said Greg Brown, President & CEO of Motorola Solutions.