Dell EMC has tossed a trade secrets sueball at two ex-product sales staff who still left for Rubrik, alleging that they solicited other EMC team to jump ship and approached Dell EMC customers.
Rubrik competes with Dell EMC in the facts defense company.
Complaints ended up filed versus Ryan Baker and Louis Ferreira, who respectively labored for the corp as a former district product sales supervisor and an account executive in the Washington DC Metro Space. They allege that Baker received a Rubrik work give on July 2017 and downloaded trade secrets from his Dell EMC laptop onto an external tricky generate.
The complaint versus Baker also alleges he solicited his former EMC customers.
EMC also alleged it is aware of at the very least one particular instance in which Baker conversing to his former shoppers resulted in EMC losing a sale well worth somewhere around $1.2m.
The complaint versus Ferreira suggests he joined Rubrik in November 2017. The firm alleges that the day before he resigned from EMC, he allegedly copied documents to a USB generate, together with shopper proposals and delicate aspects relating to EMC’s product sales strategies. He is reported to have copied “a folder containing his EMC Quarterly Business Evaluations, which have delicate pricing and merchandise info relating to EMC’s active product sales strategies with customers”.
EMC promises to have learned of this “just after it forensically analyzed his EMC laptop”.
It alleges that he is “violating” his EMC Essential Employment Agreement.
Dell EMC promises “Rubrik has hired at the very least eighteen people right from EMC in the United States above the past year.”
In 2013, EMC sued ex-staff who joined Pure Storage on similar grounds of taking confidential info and approaching former customers. Pure settled in 2016, spending Dell Systems, which had acquired EMC, $30m.
EMC also sued a 3rd former product sales worker who joined Rubrik, Christopher Williams, in November 2017. EMC had claimed he copied trade secrets onto a USB generate and had approached former customers.
Williams reported he had copied “two documents to keep track of his individual product sales to make certain that EMC would fork out him his rightful fee” and claimed he instructed his EMC supervisor this.
He reported he had not produced a one sale even though at Rubrik to any of the customers EMC had named and the circumstance was dismissed with prejudice by the court in February.
The 3 sueballs are among the the initial several EMC has flung out considering the fact that it grew to become section of the Dell EMC borg.
The lawsuits versus Baker (1:2018cv10304) and Ferreira (1:2018cv10301) ended up filed in the District Courtroom in Massachusetts, and are in a discovery section. We have requested Rubrik’s lawyer to comment. ®