• Chethan Machaknur

Freshworks Asks US Court To Dismiss Plea Filed By Zoho

Freshworks has asked a US court to dismiss a plea filed against it by rival Zoho Corporation, a Chennai-based SaaS company. In March, Zoho filed a case against Freshworks at the California Northern District Court under the Defense of Trade Secrets Act, accusing it of accessing and using confidential customer data. Now, Freshworks has said that Zoho’s plea lacked “specificity and particularity” in its allegations. 

According to the case filed by Zoho Corp earlier this year, the company accused Freshworks of building its business through theft and misuse of Zoho’s confidential business information.

“After leaving to start Freshworks, Mathrubootham improperly included Zoho confidential revenue figures in early Freshworks investor pitch materials to secure initial investments, leveraging his work at Zoho and suggesting his new startup would perform like Zoho,” the lawsuit read.

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