Intelsat files lawsuit against OneWeb & SoftBank alleging fraud and trade-secrets misappropriation

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Intelsat has filed suit against startup broadband satellite constellation operator OneWeb and its key investor, SoftBank, alleging that the two companies conspired to steal Intelsat trade secrets with the intent of unilaterally ending a strategic cooperation agreement.

Intelsat’s lawsuit also alleges that SoftBank assisted OneWeb in the theft of confidential information because the Japan-based investor no longer believed in the OneWeb business and wanted to protect its previous investment.

The best way to do that, Intelsat alleged . . .

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