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of the stock market candidate Rivian and the electric automatic Tesla provide a legal break exchange. After Tesla had filed a lawsuit against the competitors last year, the allegations were now tightened again.

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• Tesla sued Rivian 14 months ago

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About 14 months ago, Electroautobauer Tesla has formulated serious accusations against the US competitor Rivian and sued it. Now the situation seems to escalate.

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In the summer of last year, Elon Musk Group had filed an action against Rivian . The allegations at that time: Rivian gave way to Tesla employees, in order to reach the possession of trade secrets of the US electric car new. Tesla spoke in his action by an "alerting scheme" for the departure of former Tesla employees. The procedure against Rivian was opened in front of a court in San Francisco and is also directed against four former employees of the company, which should have overflowed "documents with highly sensitive business secrets, confidential and protected technical information" to the direct competitor.

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Rivian had always denied the allegations in the past, and called them "lush" and "in contradiction to Rivian's corporate culture, ethos and guidelines". However, 14 months later, Tesla not only renews the allegations against Rivian, but also extends them: According to Bloomberg, Tesla shows himself in a court file from the past month convinced that Rivian has received further staff since the opening of the action. In addition, the court's pace of Rivian did not stop to steal Teslas intellectual property. Specifically, the electric carconzers call a case for the summer, in which Rivian overflowed Tesla employees were "on fresh act caught", as they had stolen the nuclear technology for the next generation of Tesla batteries, "the most important element for each electric vehicle" , quotes Bloomberg from the court file.

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Tesla points out that Rivian has not brought no vehicle to serial and production maturity so far: "After almost a dozen years without the production of a single commercial vehicle, Rivian is apparently under the pressure of investors and has strengthened his illegal efforts" , says Tesla.

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of the responsible judge at the Santa Clara Superior Court to have an extension of the lawsuit at the end of September, but at the same time emphasized that he would not want to be the correctness of Tesla's demands.

Rivian itself shows the allegations of themselves and, for his part, says Tesla since the application submitted in July 2020 only dragging evidence for his allegations. Neither had Tesla specifically set out which trade secrets Rivian should have stolen, nor did the car manufacturer can clear how these data differ from those who are already publicly known.

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Timing More than unfavorable

for Rivian comes this action for action at the time, because the company is in the hot phase for an IPO. The IPO is still planned 2021, Rivian hopes in connection with the stock market listing on a business valuation between $ 80 and $ 100 billion. Among the company's investors are prominent names such as the Fund of Starinvestor George Soros, Blackrock , the Internet Group Amazon and US Competitor Ford .

Rivian as a serious rival

Rivian is considered a serious competitor for Tesla on its home market. The startup had recently recently rolled the first electric pickup from the tape and thus overtakes both Tesla and General Motors and Ford. Tesla himself had recently shifted the start of production for his cybertruck to 2022 .

is unclear, however, how many Rivian pickups have already run from the band and whether the vehicle is actually already in serial production. Rivian had only spoken in this context that with the "Launch Edition" until January first pre-order to be operated.

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