canoea California-based startup, A quirky yet attractive round electric van concept, won’tThere are not even vehicles on the road yet.company Perhaps close to deathBut it’sIt is currently in preparation Sounds like it could get messy due to legal battles against several former executives. business insider Canoo’s allegations are that the startup is suing several former company executives for stealing company secrets and planning to launch competing electric car companies.
The complaint names five former Canoo executives who left the company and now serve on the board of another EV startup. called harbingerHarbinger hopes to enter the lucrative commercial van business by building its own line of fully electric vehicles. delivery van. The defendant also happened to be an executive at his other EV startups, like Faraday Future. These guys seem to make the rounds.The name of the suit is Harbinger CEO John Harris, CTO Phillip Weicker, COO Will Eberts and Alexi Charbonneau Who am IVice President of Structures and Chassis at HarbingerSeveral other executives and 17 corporate investors have been sued as well.
In a lawsuit filed on December 22, United States Central District Court of CaliforniaCanoo alleges that these former executives stole Canoo’s patented EV technology, namely the company’s skateboard platform. That platform is now used as the basis for Harbinger’s commercial electricity. Bang.canoe Further, Weicker, Charbonneau, Eberts, and Harris all work together to claim that they “appropriated Canoo’s vast amount of financial resources, business plans, human capital, trade secrets, and other intellectual property.” .”
Canoo even claims that Harbinger handpicked certain Canoo employees and knew they would bring valuable insider knowledge to new jobs. In the statement provided To business insiderHarbinger says its founders have “always operated with the utmost integrity and have never been involved in any conduct that could lead to this futility lawsuit.”Kanoe, on the other hand, told the publication, “This lawsuit shows that we take IP protection seriously. ”