Federal jury rules against Huawei in trade secrets case
Yahoo.com - Thu 27 Jun 01:43 GMT

DALLAS — A Texas jury ruled Wednesday that Chinese technology giant Huawei stole trade secrets from a Silicon Valley startup, but jurors declined to levy damages, saying Huawei didn't benefit from the theft.The jury in U.S. District Court in Sherman, Texas, a…

Federal jury rules against Huawei in trade secrets case

  They start faster and are more reliable than traditional hard disks, though they are typically more expensive.Huawei said Huang started Cnex three days after leaving Huawei's Futurewei unit in 2013 and began filing patent applications less than a month later based on work he did there.

  Huawei also accused Huang of poaching its employees and alleged that one was caught downloading thousands of pages of confidential Huawei documents.The jury found that Huang did violate a contract provision regarding disclosing patent applications, but it awarded no damages after concluding Futurewei didn't prove harm.Lawyers for San Jose, California-based Cnex countered that Futurewei hired Huang in 2011 as a pretext to steal his ideas.

  ___This story has been corrected to read that Cnex is based in San Jose, not Santa Clara, California.David Koenig, The Associated Press DALLAS — A Texas jury ruled Wednesday that Chinese technology giant Huawei stole trade secrets from a Silicon Valley startup, but jurors declined to levy damages, saying Huawei didn't benefit from the theft.

  The jury in U.S. District Court in Sherman, Texas, also rejected Huawei's claims that Cnex Labs Inc. co-founder Yiren Huang stole its technology while he worked at a Huawei subsidiary.

  The Cnex case isn't directly related to that trade dispute, though it's overseen by the same federal judge, Amos Mazzant III, who is assigned to a Huawei lawsuit against the U.S. government.

  Huawei said Huang started Cnex three days after leaving Huawei's Futurewei unit in 2013 and began filing patent applications less than a month later based on work he did there.