Motorola has filed a law suit against Chinese telecoms provider Huawei Technologies, accusing the company of stealing its trade secrets, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
Motorola alleges that Huawei was involved in a conspiracy by five former Motorola employees to share trade secrets with communications software maker Lemko, which has a reseller agreement with Huawei, Reuters reports.
According to a complaint filed in the US district court of Northern Illiniois, Motorola accuses Huawei of having dealings with its former employees for more than a decade, in order to steal confidential information about Motorola's mobile network equipment.
Motorola said: "Huawei and its officers knew they were receiving stolen Motorola proprietary trade secrets and confidential information without Motorola’s authorisation and consent."
Huawei’s senior vice president for marketing in North America, Charlie Chen, said that the allegations are completely baseless and without merit. He further stated that company will "vigorously defend itself against baseless allegations".