Chinese Court Hears Argument In DBTEL's Lawsuit Vs. Motorola

Law360, New York (February 5, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Chinese court has started hearing arguments in a Taiwanese chip maker’s lawsuit against Motorola over copyrights for a printed circuit board used in cellular phones.

Shanghai-based DBTEL Industry Co Ltd., , a subsidiary of Taiwan-based DBTEL Incorporated, is seeking 198 million yuan (US$24 million) from Motorola’s Chinese subsidiary, Motorola Electronics Ltd for alleged copyright infringement.

Shanghai’s Second Intermediate People's Court accepted two cases from DBTEL in June 2002 and heard the first arguments this week.

The first case centers on DBTEL's allegations that Motorola copied...
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