Huawei pulls products following Cisco suit

Huawei pulls products following Cisco suit

Chinese equipment giant Huawei Technologies has reportedly pulled its routers and switches from the US market as a result of Cisco Systems’ suit against the company for intellectual property piracy.

Published reports indicate that Huawei and its distribution subsidiary, Futurewei Technologies, removed its Quidway switches and routers from its US Web site and was recalling the products it sold in the U.S.

The move appears to be a victory for Cisco, which filed suit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas last month claiming that Huawei unlawfully copied and misappropriated software, copied documentation and other copyrighted materials, and infringed numerous Cisco patents.

Huawei has not commented on the reports of the US product recall.

Cisco said: "Huawei's infringements of Cisco's copyrights are being addressed."

Huawei had emerged as a significant low-cost competitor to Cisco, more so overseas than in the US. The companies routers and switches were sold to service providers and enterprises, and appealed to users familiar with the way Cisco products operate.

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