District court ruled in favor of Huawei
The District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued a preliminary injunction in favor of Huawei that prevents Motorola from transferring Huawei's confidential information to Nokia Siemens Networks. The order also requires Motorola to hire a qualified third party to ensure Huawei's confidential information is securely removed, and also allows Huawei to audit NSN's record of service it performs on Motorola-branded system that include Huawei products.
Huawei is pleased that the court continues to recognize the merits of its claim that Motorola must abide by its contractual obligations to protect Huawei's trade secrets and intellectual property. It hopes Motorola will now turn its focus to ensuring that Huawei's intellectual property rights are well protected.
This equitable result is the basis of Huawei's continued and wide cooperation with many US companies. Moreover, it gives Huawei the confidence to increase its investment in the US.
Huawei respects the rights of third party intellectual property holders and is equally committed to the protection of its own innovations and intellectual property.