New lawsuits between wireless companies seem to be emerging on a semi-regular basis, and today we've got another to add to the pile. Today, Huawei announced that it is suing Motorola, claiming that Moto could end up giving Huawei's intellectual property to Nokia Siemens Networks in a sale between Motorola and NSN. The story, according to Huawei, goes like this: Huawei and Motorola have been working together since 2000, when Moto was selling Huawei products under their brand. During this partnership, Moto had access to Huawei's patents. Recently, though, Motorola announced that it was selling its radio access tech to Nokia Siemens Networks, and Huawei is concerned that its patents will also be transferred to NSN in the sale. Check out the full statement from Huawei at the source link below.
Lawsuits are always a bit tough to sort out, and it can be tough to predict which side is going to come out on top. It's understandable that Huawei would be concerned about its IP being transferred to a competitor in a sale, especially considering that they've been moving up in the wireless world lately with devices like the T-Mobile Comet. Things are definitely going to get interesting, so we'll be sure to put on our legal beagle hat and keep you updated.