Procter and Gamble is suing four former employees for allegedly sharing trade secrets with a competitor.
In a statement, P&G says the former Gillette employees wrongly disclosed highly confidential information with Dallas-based ShaveLogic.
A spokesman says during a routine review of shaving patent applications, P&G discovered proprietary details among ShaveLogic's documents.
P&G argues ShaveLogic benefited from the employees breach of contract. It's seeking an injunction to stop any further information leaks.
The company also wants a jury trial, and is asking for damages and other relief. The case is being filed in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston.