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Huawei trade secrets trial begins in the US, may last up to three weeks

Huawei has already filed a motion against its US blacklisting and now the company has begun a lawsuit in the US against a former employee alleged for stealing trade secrets.

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According to Reuters, this trial includes allegations of corporate espionage, racketeering and a secret database of other company’s technology against Ronnie Huang, a former manager at Huawei.

On June 3, the federal court in Sherman, Texas, started the jury selection with the trial expected to last up to three weeks. The judge of this case, Amos Mazzant, is also separately hearing Huawei’s claim to overturn the decision of US blacklisting of Huawei.

Huawei’s lawsuit against Ronni Huang, who started CNEX Labs, claims “an illegal pattern of racketeering” by the ex-manager to steal its technology and poach its staff, cited in the court documents.

Huang denies wrongdoing and has filed a countersuit, alleging Huawei is using U.S. courts to acquire his and others’ technology and quash rivals.

A Huawei spokesman said, the company seeks “many tens of millions of dollars” in damages and rights to about 30 trade secrets and CNEX patents. The spokesman also said that this case has nothing to do with US blacklist.



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