We recently reported on Google being sued by Viacom and it seems that the search giant has come under attack again, but this time over stolen trade secrets.
LimitNone, a small Chicago- based software company, claims Google has taken trade secrets from the company and violated consumer fraud law.
The dispute centers around a LimitNone-developed tool that allows people to move Microsoft Office calendar items and email to the Google platform. LimitNone claims it showed this tool to the Google Apps team in early 2007 and were repeatedly assured that Google would not roll out a competing product.
They allege that Google stole trade secrets from LimitNone and violated fraud law by coercing LimitNone to share confidential information. Information which Google later used to develop its competing product, Google Email Uploader.
Ray Glassman, LimitNone CEO said in a prepared statement that “Google claims its core philosophy is ‘Don’t be evil’ but, simply put, they invited us to work with them, to trust them — and then stole our technology,”
Google is yet to make any comment regarding this lawsuit but when they do we will certainly let you know.