It was just a few days ago that we reported about Huawei suing erstwhile partner Motorola in anticipation against potential breach of confidential Huawei IP (Intellectual Property). Huawei was forced to file the suit against Motorola after the latter decided to sell of a part of its cellular division to Huawei’s rival Nokia Siemens Network. Huawei seems to be worried about the long list of secrets that could possibly end up with NSN unless Motorola does something to protect it from reaching NSNs hands.
Unlike most other infringement related suits we have heard of in the not too distant past, this one seems to be moving rather quickly.
In some good news for Huawei, the company just won a temporary court order that bars Motorola from disclosing any confidential Huawei information to rival Nokia Siemens Networks. U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman has told Motorola to give the court notice of the actions taken by China’s AntiTrust regulatory authority which is currently reviewing Nokia Siemens purchase of Motorola’s assets. The court also asked Motorola and Huawei to issue a protective order within 24 hours.
Motorola strangely has always been mum about these developments and it chose to remain so after this new court order against them. It remains to be seen how this legal wrangle eventually ends up.