Huawei has had a rough time here in the US. The government has again and again railed against the Chinese company, making claims ranging from IP theft to installing backdoors for the Chinese government. The government has also banned the purchase of Huawei telecommunications equipment with federal or grant funds with section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
This has caused the company to pull most of their products out of the US market, though they still sell wearables and laptops here. It also prevents Huawei from providing equipment for the 5G network rollout, which is currently in full force.
To counter these acts the company considers unjust, they have filed a suit in the Eastern District of Texas, claiming that the relevant section of the NDAA is unconstitutional. Huawei also reiterates that it has no connection to the Chinese government and has never installed backdoors for the government in any products.
While the US government has shown no proof in relation to these spying and backdoor allegations (and in fact there has been little proof from anyone), that doesn’t necessarily mean that there is none. Suing the US government is a risky move as it could make the situation worse for Huawei rather than better. Nonetheless, it is a move that shows the company is intent on proving its innocence and it may bring whatever evidence the US has against it out into the public eye.
Even the UK government has decided that Huawei’s telecommunications equipment is not necessarily risky to use. However, we’ll have to wait to see the results of this lawsuit as it could very well be drawn out. Don’t forget that the Samsung vs Apple suit has taken seven years thanks to all of the appeals.