Did Huawei Workers Swipe T-Mobile Robot's Fingertip? Jury Awards $4.8 Million in Trade Secrets Case

SEATTLE -- A robot named "Tappy" has finally had its day in court, and emerged victorious. Well, its creator -- T-Mobile -- did.A long-running lawsuit that T-Mobile filed in 2014 against Chinese smartphone maker Huawei concluded in federal court in Seattle this week. A jury decided that Huawei misappropriated trade secrets belonging to T-Mobile in a series of incidents that occurred in 2012 and 2013.The lawsuit, filed by T-Mobile in 2014, claimed that two Huawei Device USA employees spied on a smartphone-testing robot T-Mobile had in its Bellevue lab. The robot, Tappy, was developed to test smartphone functions with fast-moving, humanlike fingers. Huawei was then a smartphone supplier to T-Mobile.   Continue reading...

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