Ooyala, provider of video monetisation technology and services, has filed a lawsuit against rival Brightcove. Ooyala claims Brightcove has misappropriated proprietary trade secrets to undermine Ooyala’s sales efforts for Brightcove’s benefit throughout Latin America.
Ooyala is seeking an injunction in federal court in Boston to stop Brightcove’s alleged misappropriation of trade secrets, and is asking Brightcove and the named employees to return all proprietary materials and destroy all customer information. The six-count filing also includes allegations of deceptive business practices, tortious interference and breach of contract.
Ooyala said that it gave Brightcove notice detailing the wrongdoing once alleged evidence was uncovered. The lawsuit, says Ooyala, is the result of Brightcove’s failure to take action to resolve the issue, and in the belief that Brightcove knowingly and intentionally continued to use Ooyala’s confidential information to solicit Ooyala’s current and prospective clients even after the notices were received.