The company begins the statement by alleging that many of the lawsuits announced by the US Department of Justice yesterday are based on older civil disputes that have been resolved in the past. "In these disputes, no court has ever found that Huawei has done this in malicious intellectual property theft or required Huawei to pay damages for intellectual property infringement of others," the company said. "The US Department of Justice is reintroducing previously resolved civil proceedings as criminal cases. This is a selective, politically motivated enforcement of the law and contradicts the usual legal conventions."
The company then continues to argue that intellectual property disputes are common in the technology industry, citing Apple and Samsung as examples. It is noted that the two companies were involved in 596 and 51
Huawei then found that it had been granted 87,805 patents by the end of 2018, including 11,152 in the United States. It is also noted that $ 6 billion in royalties were paid to license the technology and intellectual property of other companies, with 80 percent of that money going to US companies. "No company can become a global leader by stealing from others," says Huawei.
One point that Huawei does not address in the letter is the allegations that it has helped the North Korean and Iranian governments spy on their own citizens. However, the statement ends with the words: "An attack on Huawei will not help the US stay one step ahead of the competition. Repeating a lie will not make it true. We believe the court will make a fair decision based on Facts and evidence. "