Huawei Took Startup's Secrets, Jury Finds, But Won't Be Fined

Law360 (June 26, 2019, 11:40 PM EDT) -- Technology giant Huawei misappropriated the trade secrets of a former employee's startup, a Texas federal jury found Wednesday, declining to award any damages but putting to rest the two-and-a-half-year battle over who stole trade secrets from whom.

Huawei Technologies Co. was the first to point the finger at former employee Yiren "Ronnie" Huang in late 2017, but Huang had fired back with counterclaims accusing the smartphone maker of using its case against his startup, CNEX Labs Inc., to steal intellectual property.

The jury entered its verdict siding with Huang and CNEX early Wednesday afternoon, the 17th day of trial. Still, it...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!




Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only


Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Subscribers Only

Date Filed

December 28, 2017

Law Firms


Government Agencies