The chief lawyer for CNEX Labs Inc. was still simmering days after his semiconductor company went toe-to-toe with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in a federal court in Sherman, Texas, over trade-secret theft allegations.

“This is a bad company,” Matthew Gloss said of the Chinese telecom giant. “They love to swim up alongside small companies like mine, raid our IP and when they’re done taking it they turn around and sue without mercy, especially in the Eastern District of Texas, where they’ve clearly weaponized that forum.”