FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is seen on a bus stop in Mexico City, Mexico February 22, 2019. Photo taken on February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File Photo
(Reuters) – A Silicon Valley chip startup has accused a senior executive of china’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Vice-President, Eric Xu, of participation in a conspiracy to steal its trade secrets, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing court documents.
Huawei had filed a lawsuit in 2017, the accuse of CNEX Labs, Inc and its co-founder Ronnie Huang, a former employee of a Huawei device, of poaching, Huawei employees and stealing Huawei’s trade secrets and intellectual property to build CNEX.
CNEX has said in counterclaims that Huawei misappropriation of the technology. It had accused of Huawei appeals to a Chinese professor at the university to work on a research project to prevent the improper access to the boot of the technology.
Huawei said in a statement on Thursday, the accusations against Xu were “unfounded”. CNEX did not respond to requests for comment.
Test on the two sets of allegations is set for June 3 in the Eastern District of Texas.
In April, Judge Amos Mazzant, who is hearing the case, refused to further legal discovery on the allegations of Xu’s involvement.
Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Additional reporting by Anne Marie Roantree in Hong Kong; Editing by Anil D’silva Cushing and Christopher