Softbank, a major telecommunications company, has filed a lawsuit against former employees and Rakuten Mobile, where they have changed jobs, for damages of 1 billion yen in response to an alleged case in which a former employee illegally took out information that is a trade secret. ..
In December, a former SoftBank employee was arrested and charged with violating the Unfair Competition Prevention Law for illegally taking out a file related to technical information of the communication standard 5G, which is a trade secret.
In connection with this, on the 6th, Softbank filed a lawsuit in the Tokyo District Court against former employees and Rakuten Mobile, where they changed jobs, for damages of 1 billion yen and suspension or disposal of base stations.
Softbank claims that "we have confirmed that the information taken out was stored on the server used by Rakuten Mobile for business purposes and was in a state where other employees could see it." The billing amount may increase accordingly.
In response, Rakuten Mobile said, "We are conducting an internal investigation, but we have not confirmed the fact that SoftBank's trade secrets were used in our business. After scrutinizing the content of the complaint, we conducted a trial of our company. I will insist on its legitimacy. "