U.S. Indictment: Chinese Firm Stole Motorola Trade Secrets

U.S. Indictment: Chinese Firm Stole Motorola Trade Secrets

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal indictment accused a Chinese telecommunications company of stealing mobile radio technology from Illinois-based Motorola Solutions Inc.

The indictment unsealed in Chicago Monday highlighted longstanding fears about China pilfering of vital U.S. business secrets to bolster its own economy.

It charged Hytera Communications with conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets, saying it recruited several Motorola employees as part of the scheme.

They allegedly accessed Motorola’s internal database, then later described their plans to use the stolen material at Hytera. If ever convicted, Hytera would face a large criminal fine.

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