Wisconsin-based tech firm Memorylink is suing Motorola claiming that the telecom giant defrauded the small company and stole its technology. Memorylink's suit says that founder Peter Strandwitz contacted Motorola in late 1997 to discuss his invention. Strandwitz and Memorylink director Robert Kniskern signed confidentiality agreements and memorandums of understanding with Motorola to work jointly on a wireless technology that transmits live video to a TV set and computer.
Motorola stopped working with Memorylink in 2003 but the two Memorylink execs say they unwittingly ceded a portion of their patent rights to Motorola for free. Motorola says Memorylink's claims are without merit.