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Samsara Sues to Stop Patent Infringement, False Advertising by Motive

Samsara Inc. ("Samsara") (NYSE: IOT), the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, today filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to stop ongoing intellectual property theft through patent infringement, false advertising, and other illegal conduct by Motive Technologies, Inc.

The lawsuit in Delaware federal court alleges that Motive, a dashcam and GPS provider previously known as KeepTruckin, based much of its product line and even its business strategy on routinely stealing Samsara’s technologies and fraudulently accessing Samsara’s platforms. Samsara’s filing asserts that Motive illegally accessed Samsara’s platform, copied Samsara’s marketing materials, and made unsubstantiated advertising statements.


Samsara’s Complaint alleges that Motive stole core Samsara technologies, infringing three of Samsara’s patents that protect Samsara’s flagship IoT devices, data platform, and features. The allegations highlight that Motive’s CEO Shoaib Makani was personally involved in Motive’s conduct, along with other senior-level employees down to members of the Sales and Customer Support teams. Motive’s unlawful practices have been covert, systematic, and extensive. Activity records show that Motive employees surreptitiously viewed Samsara’s Dashboard more than 20,600 times from 2018 to 2022.

On top of the theft and copying, Samsara alleges Motive commissioned at least two intentionally flawed and misleading benchmarking studies to “test” and “compare” Motive’s product against Samsara’s. Motive has also relied on those reports to make false claims about Samsara products.


Samsara pursued legal action after more than a year of urging Motive's leadership and Board of Directors to cease their unlawful activities. Activity logs show that Motive’s Director of Product continued to attempt to access Samsara’s platform even after Motive claimed to have asked its employees to stop. Motive continued to introduce products mimicking Samsara’s innovations as recently as November 2023.

Samsara is asking the court to enter judgment recognizing Motive’s infringement of Samsara’s patents covering several of the company’s innovative solutions in fleet management and driver safety, included within Samsara’s Telematics, Video-Based Safety, and Sustainability solutions, permanently stopping Motive’s illegal conduct, and ordering Motive to compensate Samsara for its losses and damages under state and federal law.

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About Samsara

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a platform that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. With tens of thousands of customers across North America and Europe, Samsara is a proud technology partner to the people who keep our global economy running, including the world’s leading organizations across construction, transportation and warehousing, field services, manufacturing, retail, logistics, and public sector. The company's mission is to increase the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the operations that power the global economy.

Samsara is a registered trademark of Samsara Inc. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders.


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