Market Overview

Hytera Responds to Legal Rulings


Global PMR Provider Addresses Implications of Two Interim Rulings in
US, Germany

The following is a statement of Hytera:

Hytera believes that there is misleading information in the marketplace
about recent developments in the cases at the US International Trade
Commission (ITC) and in the Regional Court of Mannheim in Germany.

With respect to the case at the US ITC, despite the word final,
the so-called Final Initial Determination of Judge McNamara was an initial
only. It is not the final decision in this case.
Hytera has petitioned the ITC to review the initial determination.

Importantly, while the ITC continues its review, there
is no effect on the import into the US or the subsequent sale in the US
of any of Hytera's products

Further, whatever the final decision of the ITC in this case, no
customers who have purchased DMR products from Hytera need to stop using
them or return them
. Any ruling this November would not affect
Hytera products or systems already sold to customers, including to
independent dealers. The ruling would also not
affect service for any Hytera products and solutions
, including
servicing equipment in the field.

The Judge's full opinion and Hytera's subsequent response remain
confidential. Proprietary technologies of both parties are at stake in
the ITC case. The ITC has agreed to maintain the confidentiality of
certain documents and disclosures.

With respect to the case in the Regional Court of Mannheim, please know
that this too is the first decision in what will be a longer process: it
is a "court-of-first-instance" ruling. Hytera will appeal. Hytera will
seek to invalidate the asserted patent, but we continue to believe our
improved noise suppression functionality does not infringe it.

Further, despite certain media reports, the ruling
in the Mannheim Court affects only a limited number of Hytera's radios

sold by Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH, and has limited impact on Hytera's
operation in Germany. The ruling will have no impact in the US. The
patent asserted by our competitor in the Mannheim court is not a patent
in the US.

Our competitor has filed no fewer than six separate litigations against
Hytera and its subsidiaries since March 2017, with the clear intent to
drive up Hytera's costs. Hytera believes that our competitor is defaming
Hytera and its products and seeking to interfere with our business
prospects in the global market. Hytera asserts that this scheme will not

Be assured, in Germany, the US, and around the world, Hytera is in the
market to stay. We will continue to innovate. We will continue to
develop and deliver the world's most versatile, high-quality,
professional mobile radio products and solutions. And we expect to
prevail—at the ITC, in the other cases our competitor has filed, and in
our markets.

If you receive other questions or comments from dealers or customers,
please send them to us. We will continue to keep you informed about
ongoing legal actions. More information is at

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