Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Fitbit Faces Criminal Probe Into Jawbone Trade Secret Theft

  • Grand jury investigation cited by Jawbone as lawsuit heats up
  • Conspiracy allegations are ‘without merit,’ Fitbit responds
Updated on

Jawbone Inc. isn’t backing down in its legal fight with Fitbit Inc., asserting in a court filing that its rival is under investigation by a criminal grand jury for theft of trade secrets.

The two pioneers in wearable activity trackers have been embroiled in legal battles since May 2015, when Jawbone accused Fitbit in a lawsuit of plundering employees and critical proprietary information.