* Temporary order stops Motorola passing on Huawei info
* Court asks for notice of any China ruling on NSN deal
(Adds details from filing)
NEW YORK Jan 25 China's Huawei Technologies Co
Ltd [HWT.UL] won a temporary court order barring Motorola from
disclosing any confidential Huawei information to rival Nokia
Huawei sued on Monday to block a proposed Motorola business
unit sale to Nokia Siemens Networks, demanding that the $1.2
billion transaction be altered to avoid the transfer of trade
secrets or the infringement of intellectual property rights.
The defendants include Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI.N),
which holds the network equipment unit being sold; and Motorola
Mobility (MMI.N), which makes phones and set-top boxes, and
holds Huawei intellectual property related to network
technology. Motorola Mobility was split from the rest of
Motorola on Jan. 4.
Motorola declined comment and a Huawei spokesman was not
immediately available for comment.
In her order dated Monday, U.S. District Judge Sharon
Johnson Coleman in Chicago told the defendants to give the
court notice of any actions being taken by China's antitrust
regulator, which is currently reviewing Nokia Siemens' proposed
purchase of the Motorola assets.
Nokia Siemens has said that the China review had delayed
the closing of the deal, which is expected this quarter.
The judge also ordered Huawei and the Motorola defendants
to propose a protective order within 24 hours.
Nokia Siemens is a venture of Finland's Nokia OyjNOK1V.HE
and Germany's Siemens AG (SIEGn.DE).
The case is Huawei Technologies Co v. Motorola Inc et al,
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, No.
(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York, editing by Dave