Espionage is not limited to diplomatic conspiracies. It can also affect any industrial competition.
According to some unauthentic reports from Chinese media, Huawei has levelled charges against six of its product managers accusing them of leaking confidential information to another tech giant LeEco.
The issue has got global attention due to the stature of both the brands.
Although, LeEco has expressed no knowledge of these allegations and that they have not been in any contact with the said officials, they do admit that the two competitors have a dispute on certain patents.
Huawei claims that two technological patents, an antenna design and a children’s smartwatch which LeEco owns are originally created by Huawei, and the six execs are allegedly involved in this theft as well as in others of this kind.
To talk about the claimant technical hold in the market, Huawei is considered an expert and established player in the smartphone world.
Their outstanding commercial accounts show almost 139 million handsets shipped last year (International Data Corp (IDC) reports).
And this can be taken into consideration that other competitors might have been trying to attract or exploit their top officials to leave the company or disperse with any piece of information.
The matter is still in conflict and no clarity has been seen so far from either side.