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Tony Fadell Is Suing Andy Rubin’s ‘Essential’ For Stealing Wireless Connector Technology

Tony Fadell Is Suing Andy Rubin’s ‘Essential’ For Stealing Wireless Connector Technology
  • Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s Essential phone came out late in August due to shipping delays and accidentally customer’s personal information is being shared.
  • Essential doesn’t seem to be doing well in 2017. It is getting sued by Keyssa a company backed by Tony Fadell who is the co-founder of Nest and the person behind the concept of iPod.
  • Before jumping into the issue, there’s something to discuss the Essential phone and its connector pins on the back. These pins play an important role in building up the accessories and smart home devices.
  • Keyssa said that it was in talks with Essential for almost 10 months regarding incorporating its technology in Essential phones. Keyssa developed microchip, with the help of this microchip low-frequency data can be transmitted without depending on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • But Essential approached another company SiBEAM, to create that microchip. However, Keyssa complaints that Essential stole its technology and also argues that Essential still uses its techniques like the antenna designs and testing of phones. The company says that it is in talks with Essential to rectify the issue.

“Keyssa has not been compensated for Essential’s use of this guidance and know-how. We are pursuing this action because our attempts to resolve this matter through discussions with Essential have not been successful.”

  • Essential said that officially lawsuit was not filed against it.


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