CHICAGO Jan. 24, 2011 US$1.2 billion
Since 2000, Huawei and Motorola have had a cooperative relationship in the radio access network and core network businesses, where Motorola has resold Huawei wireless network products to customers under the Motorola name. During this period, Motorola was provided with products and confidential Huawei IP developed by Huawei’s team of more than 10,000 engineers.
Motorola’s failure to adopt measures sufficient to ensure that Huawei’s proprietary information remains confidential has compelled the company to file for the appropriate legal protection of its rights.
As a global technology leader with a rich IP and patent portfolio, Huawei respects the rights of intellectual property holders and is equally committed to the protection of its own innovations and intellectual property. Nearly half of Huawei’s 100,000 plus employees are engaged in research and development and Huawei allocates an average of 10% of all revenues to R&D annually. By the end of 2010, Huawei had applied for 49,040 essential patents on a global basis.
SOURCE Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd.