Huawei was served a travel ban by the U.S. government and a new patent lawsuit by a U.S. company making their crisis even harder.
Huawei is currently in no man’s land. Countries that have been strong markets for their products are slowly turning against them. Their state hasn’t gotten any better since 2019. Instead, they are under a series of unfortunate events, and the outlook doesn’t seem to get brighter.
The U.K. is removing all Huawei devices in their country. They plan to rid themselves of any possible security threat by 2027. The U.S., on the other hand, is just clamping down on Huawei in the name of the trade war.
Huawei employee travel ban
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a travel ban on Huawei staffers. The details of such a ban haven’t been made clear. This seems to be another tactic for the company to have a harder time doing business in the U.S., according to experts.
Only certain people will be banned from traveling to the country. However, Huawei has over 190,000 thousand employees across multiple counties. As such, the company is on standby to see which persons have been banned from traveling to the U.S.
The criteria for the ban are pretty clear. The U.S. is clamping down on any company employee that allegedly aids and abets any human rights violation. Mike Pompeo said,
“Companies impacted by today’s action include Huawei… Certain Huawei employees provide material support to the CCP regime that commits human rights abuses.”
He added that all other companies doing business with Huawei should be put on notice. Pompeo was critical when he said that any company working with Huawei is working with a human rights abusers.
One new lawsuit for Huawei
Huawei has just been served a notice of a lawsuit filed by Cedar Lane Technologies. The claims of the company are pretty vague. They said that Huawei infringed on their patent regarding the analog to digital conversion of pictures. However, this tech is not unique to Huawei.
All other smartphones use the same coding for such conversion of photos. Huawei is also being put on the stand to answer for alleged breaches of internal testing and use of the technology despite knowing about the presence of the patent.
According to Android Headlines, a lawsuit like this can go either way. It will be up to the judge to decide if there is merit to the case. The Chinese company hasn’t replied to any of these charges.