The US judges saham said that technology startup CNEX Labs was not proven to have stolen Huawei’s secrets as alleged by the world’s second largest gadget manufacturer on Wednesday (26/6).
The conflict began when Huawei reported CNEX Lab in the Court of Sherman, Texas, USA, for abuse of trade secrets involving memory control technology.
CNEX Lab, which is known to have been founded by former Huawei senior Yiren ‘Ronnie’ Huang, reported that the Chinese company was accused of stealing his creation by posing as a buyer and claiming the CNEX Lab stole its technology design to extract secrets. The jury ruled that Huawei was guilty of not doing any damage.
For information, after deciding on a resign from Huawei, a few days later Huang founded CNEX Lab. This step is considered to violate the written employment contract to report all forms of patents made by former employees for a year after leaving Huawei.
CNEX Lab’s attorney, Matthew Gloss said that the dispute faced by his client must be resolved so that the company can hold business ethics.
“Since the beginning this problem is not about money. It reminds us how corporate ethical standards apply globally,” he said as quoted by Reuters.
CNEX Lab lawyer Darren Dacus said what Huawei claimed was not a company secret but rather a form of bullying and intimidation. While CNEX Labs spokesman Paul Sherer said Huawei wanted to get the sophisticated CNEX Lab semiconductor technology.
Danks’ team as Huawei’s Vice President Director for risk management said that his party was still reviewing the results of the indictments filed with him and considering the next steps. Danks himself said his side was disappointed because the jury did not reward compensation because Huang violated the employment contract.
Huawei sued CNEX and Huang in 2017 at a court in San Jose, California. They targeted compensation for damages and memory control technology rights of US $ 85.7 million.
Since the US officially banned the circulation of products and conducted business cooperation with Huawei because it was considered to threaten national security, Huawei faced many lawsuits.
In addition to trying to launch a ban on the sale of its products in Texas, US courts, Huawei was charged with stealing T-Mobile US Inc’s confidential data throughout 2012-2014.