The US Department of Justice blames it Huawei and four affiliates her for blackmail and conspiracy to steal their trade secrets USA.
New accusations indicate that the battle between the US and the Chinese company not only continues, but becomes even more serious.
The Justice Department had spoken of money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the US, obstruction of justice and violations of sanctions.
Now, new categories are added that target both Huawei and Financial Manager Wanzhou Meng, as many as four affiliates: Huawei Device Co. Ltd. (Huawei Device), Huawei Device USA Inc. (Huawei USA), Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Futurewei) and Skycom Tech Co. Ltd. (Skycom).
Wanzhou Meng was arrested in Canada last year.
The US Department of Justice claims they have been found data demonstrating "the long-term efforts of Huawei and its several subsidiaries, both in the US and in the People's Republic of China, steal the intellectual property of at least six US technology companies to develop Huawei's own businesses. "
“The means and methods of stealing them data they included her concluding agreements with the owners of US companies and then the infringement the terms of the agreements for copyright abuse for commercial use, recruiting and mentoring employees of other companies to mislead others employees and employers and use of other specialists for example, teachers who worked in research institutes to obtain and provide technological secrets to the accused. "
The researchers also claim that Huawei ran one a bonus program for rewarding employees who received confidential information from competitors. Participants sent the stolen data in an email to a special @huawei.com inbox. The program Running since 2013. People who stole the most valuable information were getting higher payouts.
The Ministry now presents in particular examples of Huawei's alleged intellectual property theft of US companies:
- Use of third parties (e.g., teachers, research institutes or companies) for the approach of US companies, stealing valuable information and sending it to Huawei.
- Theft of source code, command-line interfaces, and device manuals from a manufacturer of routers (believed to be Cisco), creating its own equipment and selling it in the US at lower prices. The engineers Huawei made the mistake of leaving the release numbers and other identifiers in the stolen code, interface and manuals, revealing the theft. Thus, the Chinese company was forced to recall these products by USA. In court, Huawei claimed to have received the stolen code from someone else.
- In July 2004, a Huawei employee secretly entered a showroom in Chicago and took out photos the inner circuit of a device. When the employee was arrested, Huawei alleged that the employee was acting on his own account.
- A subsidiary of Huawei concluded agreement with an American company, took advantage of the deal and gained access to trade secrets about a wireless antenna technology and then sent data in Huawei. Huawei is said to have earned about $ 22 million from the sale of devices that had received the technology.
- The same thing happened with another company. Huawei has stolen data on a robotic-phone testing system.
- Another strategy involved “constant recruitment of people to cause "internal turmoil" in US companies. The Justice Department says this tactic was used against an American hardware manufacturer, a direct competitor of the Chinese company.
- Finally, it is said that Huawei had invited employees from competitors Companies for the embodiment speech in China. The company gained access to presentation slides, copied the data and sent it to its engineers.
In addition, the US claims that the Chinese company had issued a manual called "Top Secret", which instructs its employees to hide their work in the company when they meet with foreign law enforcement officials.
The US argues that Huawei's efforts have been successful and have been used to its advantage. It has managed to gain an advantage over its competitors. The company used the stolen information to develop its own businesses and then sold its products (and in the US) at lower prices.
The Justice Department claims that when the company was forced to deal with US officials and FBIabout her practices, she said lies.