Essential Sued Over Alleged Stolen Modular Accessory Technology

Essential sued by Keyssa for theft of trade secrets in battle of ex-Google execs

In the other corner, Essential's CEO is Andy Rubin, Android co-founder and long-time Google Senior Vice President before he chose to pursue other ventures too. Literally and figuratively. According to the lawsuit, Keyssa and Essential have been in discussion for about 10 months to use Keyssa's technology to power the wireless communication between the Essential phone and the camera add-on.

Essential might be in trouble.

The Essential PH-1 would have been its big debut in a sense. But apart from market underperformance, Essential now has to deal with a lawsuit. However Keyssa says that despite that, the end design incorporates techniques that were developed by Keyssa. The company is being accused of theft of trade secrets in a lawsuit filed earlier this week at a USA federal court in San Francisco, according to a report carried by Reuters.

The lawsuit alleges that Essential had previously been in discussions with Keyssa about this technology.

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Had things not fallen through, Keyssa would have been responsible for equipping the phones with a small microchip that enables low-frequency data transfers to using crowded Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections. Keyssa, the company behind the lawsuit, is best known for developing a wireless standard that lets you make gigabit-sized transfers in seconds. Motorola's Moto Z series has a similar connector for its "Moto Mod" accessories, but Essential's is a bit different. More accessories are planned.

Keyssa alleged that despite Essential's use of a different chip, the final Essential Phone design incorporates numerous techniques developed by Keyssa to make wireless connectors function well in a phone, from antenna designs to methods for testing phones on the manufacturing line.

The company is claiming that the information it shared with Essential during negotiations was protected by an NDA, barring Essential from taking the technology and implementing it commercially. According to the suit, the final Essential Phone design uses numerous techniques developed by Keyssa. On Essential's end, they claim to have not yet been officially served the lawsuit and can not comment on it yet. Feel free to sound off in the comments section below!

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