As U.S. companies grow more concerned about efforts by Chinese firms to obtain their intellectual property, all eyes are on Huawei Technologies, which the U.S. government recently accused of stealing trade secrets. New reporting by The Information sheds light on Huawei’s tactics, which often have been aimed at one of the company’s chief competitors, Apple.
Take Huawei’s alleged efforts to copy a popular feature in Apple’s smartwatch. The Apple Watch has a heart rate sensor that works so well it has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Huawei’s own smartwatch had been poorly received by users, some of whom complain about the performance of its heart rate monitor.