Company founder Ren Zhengei passed on the possibility of these deals in September, but at that time it was unclear if anyone would be receptive.
However, this is not really the main problem. Huawei is still on the US Department of Commerce's list, preventing him from doing business with US companies without explicit permission. A license or transfer transaction could easily be considered as such an infringement, even if no physical commodity changes hands. Politicians have been suspicious of Huawei and the possibility that it may slide Chinese government surveillance software into equipment and may not matter whose equipment it is.
It is not difficult to understand why companies may be warming to the idea of a license. The current 5G networks are outside Huawei, dominated by Ericsson and Nokia. This will allow US companies to jump into 5G and offer more competition, even if they technically "borrow" from Huawei.