Trade Secret Theft Charges May Doom Huawei's Future In US
By Stewart Bishop (January 31, 2019, 3:41 PM EST) -- The criminal cases against China's Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. over a purported trade secrets heist from T-Mobile USA Inc. and alleged deception over its dealings with Iran could lead to severe penalties for the smartphone maker, including the end of its U.S. operations.
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Monday unveiled charges in two cases brought in Seattle and Brooklyn accusing Huawei of stealing information from T-Mobile about a phone-testing robot and misrepresenting its relationship with the Chinese smartphone maker's Iranian affiliate.
According to prosecutors, Huawei was a former supplier of wireless phones to T-Mobile, which allowed it limited access to...
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