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MOTOROLA FILES INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT

 SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), said that it filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against two firms and three individuals for infringement of various Motorola copyrights and trademarks and misappropriation of Motorola secrets.
 The complaint alleges that Communications Consultants Systems, a company called CCW, Harold Pick, Gerard Pick and Milton Bell, copied copyrighted software to modify identification codes in Motorola two-way radios that the defendants sold to others. This enabled them to illegally use the radio communications systems operated by either Motorola or its legitimate customers without paying Motorola for that use. The modified radios were sold or rented as genuine Motorola products.
 The case centers principally on the unauthorized copying of proprietary Motorola software designed to program individual customer two-way radios and communications systems, related trade secrets and the trademarks used by Motorola to identify the source of the products it markets and sells.
 "This action is part of a program to enforce Motorola's intellectual property rights against their unauthorized, illegal and misapplied use. We continue to strive to protect the rights of our customers -- from public safety agencies to small businesses -- who rely on the integrity of their radio communications systems," said Anthony J. Biell, manager of software protection for Motorola's Land Mobile Products Sector. "The unauthorized use of Motorola's proprietary software could compromise the performance of our customers' systems. In the case of public safety, that could result in serious consequences."
 Motorola is one of the world's leading providers of electronic equipment, systems and components for worldwide markets. Products include two-way radios, pagers, cellular telephones and systems, semiconductors, defense and aerospace electronics, automotive and industrial electronics, computers, data communications and information processing and handling equipment.
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 /CONTACT: Pat Schod of Motorola, Inc. 708-576-6612/
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CO: Motorola, Inc.; Communications Consultants Systems; CCW ST: Illinois IN: CPR SU:

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