Huawei was sued by T-Mobile in 2014 for theft of its technology used in one of its robots, Tappy.
For the incident occurred in 2013, T-Mobile described that a Huawei engineer, during his official visit at T-Mobile had left with fingertip of Tappy robot by slipping one in his laptop bag.
At that time T-Mobile was a partner company of Huawei and in midst of Huawei looking for a better method to test its telephone handset, the engineer was sent by Huawei on an official visit at T-Mobile’s lab in Bellevue, Washington to see the Tappy, which is computer driven robot that T-Mobile had been using for tapping on touch screens and which untiringly performs an amount of work in a single day that a person can do in a whole week.
The incident T-Mobile described in the 2014 lawsuit also alarmed security officials about the suspicious behavior of the Huawei.
For getting view point of Huawei upon the T-Mobile’s theft allegations, the Huawei headquarter representatives passed on the calls to its spokesman in San Francisco, and the spokesman, Chase Skinner, declined to make any comments.
The allegations of, Huawei, unfairly copying other company’s technology or stealing intellectual property has regularly been denied by the company.
In that lawsuit, T-Mobile got $4.8 million against breach of contract but the Chinese company declared cleared by jury for allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets and after settlement talks, both companies came to an agreement of dropping the case.
Now security experts has been warning the telcos against the Huawei’s equipments and specially its gears to be used in next generation 5G networks for potentially being used for Chinese espionage to which earlier this month Huawei once again declined any misconduct but for the blacklisting of its equipment it came up with stance of not accepting the allegation in absence of any proof and also described the blacklisting as a factor that will not only be hurting the industry but will also be disrupting the development of new high-speed technology.