Each of the three engineers in question had access to details of the technology’s development and supporting documentation while at Motorola Solutions, Hacker said. Upon leaving Motorola Solutions, all signed a “Resignation NDA (non-disclosure agreement)” in which they “agreed to protect and treat as confidential all Motorola’s trade secrets and/or confidential information,” according to the lawsuit.

None of the resigning Motorola Solutions employees disclosed that they would be working for Hytera Communications or that they had conducted unauthorized downloading of Motorola Solutions intellectual property during the weeks prior to their departures, according to the lawsuit.

“Since its employees acquired these documents, Hytera has perfected the misappropriation by incorporating Motorola’s digital two-way radio technologies and related features into its products that are currently sold in the United States, which are in whole or part derived from Motorola’s trade secrets,” the lawsuit states.

“For example, Hytera implemented Motorola’s digital two-way radio features as implemented in Motorola’s proprietary MotoTRBO products, often using the exact same feature names. For instance, Hytera has incorporated the ‘VOX,’ ‘Telemetry,’ ‘Lone Worker,’ ‘Man Down,’ ‘Mixed Mode Scanning,’ ‘Phone Feature,’ and ‘GPS Revert Channel’ features, that are in whole or part derived from and/or comprise Motorola’s trade secrets.”

If the federal court rules in favor of Motorola Solutions, the company is seeking a declaration that Hytera Communications “has no rights or privileges to use Motorola’s trade secrets” and monetary damages that would include “Motorola’s lost revenues and profits” associated with Hytera Communications’ actions, according to the lawsuits.