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China-Based Hytera Telecom Is Under Fire From US Justice Dept For Tech Theft

Hytera recruited Motorola’s ex-employees those were paid a much higher salary as a reward for releasing trade secrets regarding tech developed by Motorola.

Hytera Telecom Is Under Fire From US Justice Dept For Tech Theft

The US Justice Dept. has released a partially redacted document that states criminal charges of conspiracy and tech theft against China-based Hytera. According to investigations, the Chinese telecom company hired ex-employees from Motorola Inc. in an attempt to steal their digital radio tech. While the document released by the Justice Dept. does not reveal the names of the employees recruited by Hytera for this purpose, it mentions the Chinese company explicitly.

The indictment shows that Hytera recruited Motorola’s ex-employees over a long period of time, between 2007 and 2020. They were paid a much higher salary as a reward for releasing trade secrets regarding tech developed by Motorola. A total of 21 criminal counts now stand against Hytera, and if they are convicted on all counts they will be paying three times the value of the alleged stolen technology.

Since all the Motorola ex-employees hired by Hytera were under NDA from their previous employers, they will be charged with criminal charges as well. While Motorola has used Hytera as a distributor in the past, in 2020 they raised a trade theft charge against the Chinese company and won. Now, with the new case of tech theft, the US market will no longer be available to Hytera.

Various internal cases of suspicious activity within Hytera have been unearthed. These include the likes of an employee emailing the CEO about ‘aligning their story in court, and also lying under oath regarding the firing of employees. President Biden has already taken severe steps by banning Hytera in the USA. He additionally banned the Chinese company Huwaei stating security threats.

Hytera telecommunications will surely be having a tough year ahead of them not only with the new case but also the fallout that will follow.

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