Wearable tech firm Jawbone sues rivals Fitbit over data theft

John Glenday reports:

Wearable devices and consumer technology specialist Jawbone has launched legal action against rivals Fitbit after accusing its competitor of poaching as many as 15 staff members who copied intellectual property and trade data onto USB sticks as they left.

The lawsuit names five former employees who are thought to have been directly involved in addition to 10 others who have also fallen under suspicion, after a Fitbit recruiter contacted 30 per cent of Jawbone’s staff.

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