China's Huawei sues Motorola for IPR breach
Updated: 2011-01-25 10:56
SYDNEY - Huawei Technologies, on Monday asked a US District Court to prevent Motorola from illegally transferring Huawei's intellectual property (IP) to Nokia Siemens Networks ("NSN"), officials of Huawei told Xinhua in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday.
As a leading player in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions, Huawei took this action as NSN seeks to complete its $1.2 billion acquisition of Motorola's wireless network business.
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.
According to officials of Huawei, Motorola's failure to adopt measures sufficient to ensure that Huawei's proprietary information remains confidential has compelled the company to file for the appropriate legal protection of its rights.
The officials said Huawei respects the rights of intellectual property holders and is equally committed to the protection of its own innovations and intellectual property.
Nearly half of Huawei's 100,000 plus employees are engaged in research and development and Huawei allocates an average of 10 percent of all revenues to R&D annually. By the end of 2010, Huawei had applied for 49,040 essential patents on a global basis.
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