Huawei accused of stealing from United States partners

Huawei accused of stealing from United States partners

Huawei said: "Huawei and T-Mobile settled their disputes in 2017 following a U.S. jury verdict finding neither damage, unjust enrichment nor wilful and malicious conduct by Huawei in T-Mobile's trade secret claim". The report could not be immediately confirmed.

The Department of Justice is in the advanced stage of an investigation into the Chinese telecoms company over claims it stole technology from American companies.

Following a number of countries raising concerns about Huawei's role in national fifth-generation (5G) network upgrades, Australia and New Zealand banning the company's involvement, and Poland arresting a director on spying charges, Germany is also mulling how to ban Huawei from participating in the build-out of its 5G mobile network, Reuters reported Thursday morning.

The action is the latest in a long list taken to fight what some in the Trump administration call China's cheating through intellectual property theft, illegal corporate subsidies and rules hampering US corporations that want to sell their goods in China.

Last month, at the behest of the US, Canadian authorities arrested Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on fraud charges linked to Iran trade-sanction violations.

Neither the US Justice Department, nor Huawei, provided comment for the article. Sen.r Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) to impose a ban on selling USA technology to Chinese companies in violation of sanctions laws and export control.

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In addition to making allegations of sanctions busting and intellectual property theft, Washington has been pressing allies to refrain from buying Huawei's devices because of fears they will be used by Beijing for espionage.

The allegations are reportedly related to a 2014 lawsuit between China's Huawei and T-Mobile.

In August, Donald Trump signed legislation banning government agencies from using services from Huawei and ZTE, among other Chinese entities.

"The whole world is quite clear that the USA is using national machinery to suppress China's high-tech companies", Hua said.

The device named in the suit was a robot called "Tappy" that simulates tapping-like actions on mobile phones with appendages modeled to represent human fingers.

According to T-Mobile's lawsuit, Huawei employees photographed the robot and attempted to remove one of its parts. Even so, the case finally got a trial in 2017 and saw T-Mobile get rewarded with $4.8 million.

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