U.S. Indictment Charges PRC-Based Telecom Company with Conspiracy to Steal Technology from Motorola

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Thursday, February 10, 2022
Bruce Zagaris

On February 7, 2022, a federal indictment unsealed in the United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois charges Hytera Communications Corporation Ltd. (Hytera), a company based in Shenzhen, P.R.C., with conspiracy to steal trade secrets.  The indictment alleges that Hytera conspired with former employees of Motorola Solutions Inc. to steal digital mobile radio (DMR) technology developed by Motorola.[1]  The indictment has redacted all the names of the defendants, except Hytera.[2]

[1]    U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Indictment Charges PRC-Based Telecommunications Company with Conspiring with Former Motorola Solutions Employees to Steal Technology, Press Release No. 22-20, Feb. 7, 2022.

[2]    United States v. Hytera Communications Corporation Ltd., U.S. District Court N.D. Ill., Case No. 20 CR 688, Indictment., May 11, 2021 chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html?pdfurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.justice.gov%2Fopa%2Fpress-release%2Ffile%2F1469761%2Fdownload&clen=1....