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Tesla-Rivian Trade Secrets Fight Is Nudged Forward by Judge

Dec. 14, 2021, 3:01 AM

Tesla Inc.’s slow-moving court fight with Rivian Automotive Inc. over allegations of talent poaching and technology theft got some new deadlines from a California judge.

Tesla has 30 days to produce all the documents it claims were stolen by several former employees who defected to its smaller electric vehicle rival, according to a tentative order issued Monday by a state court judge in San Jose. Following that disclosure, Rivian has 30 days to respond to Tesla’s long-standing requests for pretrial information sharing, including details on what steps Rivian took to investigate and respond after the theft of trade secrets ...