Huawei sues Motorola to stop IP infringement

Huawei has announced that it has filed a suit against Motorola in US district court to prevent Motorola from infringing on Huawei IP. The suit seeks to prevent Motorola from transferring Huawei IP to Nokia Siemens Networks.

The suit comes as Nokia Siemens Networks seek to purchase the Motorola wireless network business for $1.2 billion. Huawei and Motorola have worked together in the radio access network and core network businesses since 2000.

Huawei fears that the IP it owns will be transferred to Nokia Siemens Networks. Huawei says that so far Motorola has offered no assurances that that its information will not be transferred to Nokia with the sale.