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Old 12-30-2017, 6:44 PM
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Default Hytera LTD sues Motorola Solutions over anti-competitive action claims

(Irvine, Calif. -- December 4, 2017) Hytera Communications Corporation Ltd. today filed suit in federal district court in New Jersey against Chicago, Ill.-based Motorola Solutions, Inc., alleging that Motorola Solutions is engaging in anticompetitive practices that are unlawful under the Sherman and Clayton Acts by deliberately and actively foreclosing competition in land mobile radio (LMR) communications systems, in order to reap billions of dollars on sales at inflated prices to US customers.

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Old 12-30-2017, 6:46 PM
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Iíve lost track of how many times the two have sued each other.
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Old 12-30-2017, 8:05 PM
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Yeah have mixed reactions to these lawsuits.. Motorola does own the copywrights to software
and should be normally protected but they have gouged the US customers to no end. $5000 radios that do way less than the average cellphone.
However Hytera copying formats even with good intentions though I doubt that is there purpose,
is not ethical either.
Sort of like Bill Gates and Microsoft copying from Apple,Xerox,Netscape etc in the early days..
Once the flood gates are open they are hard to close.
Kind of like patenting the automobile tire.. I smell a out of court settlement sometime down the road.
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Also mixed. I think my bigger issue is this is another US vs China issue. I donít want to set the precedent that itís ok for China to have flagrant disregard for U.S. patents making U.S. companies uncompetitive overseas.

But Iím with you. Whatís made DMR so great is the competitiveness driving prices down.
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First let me say I am not trying to change the focus of this discussion, but the actions of the different, large radio vendors have had the effect over the years of pushing some other companies into the dust of history. We have lost Link, RCA and a few others. They just didn't have the money to stand up to the big boys when the pushing turned into shoving.

Some really well designed radios from these companies made their place in the history of radio. but the chips fell the wrong way and we no longer have the companies with us any more. The big bullies won out.
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First let me say I am not trying to change the focus of this discussion, but the actions of the different, large radio vendors have had the effect over the years of pushing some other companies into the dust of history. We have lost Link, RCA and a few others. They just didn't have the money to stand up to the big boys when the pushing turned into shoving.

Some really well designed radios from these companies made their place in the history of radio. but the chips fell the wrong way and we no longer have the companies with us any more. The big bullies won out.
That's a bit of stretch. Take RCA for example, started in 1919 as a wholly owned subsidiary of General Electric. Galvin Manufacturing didn't even incorporate until 1928. In the long run it comes down to business decisions being the reason radio manufacturers have either gone away or stayed.
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