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Motorola Wins $765 Million Over Theft by Chinese Radio Rival (2)

Feb. 14, 2020, 8:45 PM

Motorola Solutions Inc. won a $764.6 million verdict after a federal jury in Chicago said Chinese rival Hytera Communications Corp. stole the company’s critical trade secrets for two-way radio technology. Hytera pledged to appeal.

The jury awarded $345.8 million in compensatory damages and $418.8 million in punitive damages -- the full amount sought by Motorola. Jurors reached their decision after deliberating 2 1/2 hours following a trial that sprawled over three months. Motorola lawyers said they would seek an order blocking the sale of Hytera’s radios in the U.S., to stop further use of its trade secrets and copyrighted...

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