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Motorola Accuses Huawei of Conspiring to Steal Trade Secrets

Motorola Inc. sued Chinese rival Huawei Technologies Co. for allegedly conspiring with former employees of the U.S. maker of mobile phones and two-way radios to steal trade secrets.

Huawei began receiving the information as early as 2001, Schaumburg, Illinois-based Motorola claimed in an amended lawsuit filed July 16 in federal court in Chicago. Huawei said the complaint has no merit. Motorola originally sued five former workers in 2008 for allegedly taking trade secrets with them when they left to join Lemko Corp., which has a reseller agreement with Huawei.