Huawei wins IPR case

8 Dec 2004

Chinese telecoms manufacturer Huawei has won a court battle against three former employees whom it alleged were guilty of infringing its intellectual property rights (IPR). The three defendants all worked at the optical network technology development department at Huawei until 2001. In that year, however the trio resigned, claiming they were returning to education, but instead jointly founded a new business, the Shanghai Huke Company, to promote optical network products similar to those of Huawei. The new company, which poached around 20 developers from Huawei, was later sold to a third party.