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Moto Accuses Huawei of Theft

5:50 AM -- It's going to be hard for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to ever have a clean corporate image when it keeps getting dragged into legal disputes that involve allegations of intellectual property theft.

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) alleges that Huawei received confidential information in the full knowledge that it was being distributed with Motorola's consent, reports Reuters.

Huawei denies the charges.

Huawei, of course, has been implicated in corporate wrongdoings in the past, and was involved in a long dispute with Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) over the alleged theft of technology code. (See The Trouble With Huawei..., Huawei in Spying Flap, and Cisco & Huawei Extend Stay.)

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

Jeff Baumgartner 12/5/2012 | 4:29:13 PM
re: Moto Accuses Huawei of Theft

The suit should prove to be an entertaining read, but this certainly looks to dampen speculation that the structure of the NSN-Mot wireless deal where by Mot retains the IPR could be applied to a set-top/CPE asset deal between Moto and Huawei since they're not exactly on the best of terms thanks to this lawsuit. JB

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