Huawei Wins Court Order Banning Motorola From Disclosing Info to Nokia in Unit Sale

January 26, 2011 - Written By Scott Beard

Chinese company Huawei is dominating its court case involving both Motorola and Nokia Siemens, winning a temporary court order banning Motorola from disclosing any of its information to Nokia. Defendants in the case include Motorola, which holds the network equipment unit being sold and Motorola Mobility, which makes phones/set-top boxes, and holds Huawei intellectual property related to network technology.

The battle itself is coming together because of Nokia Siemen’s planned purchase of Motorola assets. The court order comes after Huawei sued on Monday to block a Moto business unit sale to Nokia S. Networks, demanding the massive $1.2 billion dollar transaction be altered to avoid trade secrets being shared and intellectual property rights being infringed upon.

Both Huawei and Moto have been ordered to propose protective orders in the next 24 hours as well. The deal was planned to close sometime early this year, but now it looks like it might drag out a little longer while the situation gets worked out. Sounds pretty serious doesn’t it?

Source: Reuters