As per the latest report on Reuters, Apple has been sued by A123 Systems, an electric car battery maker for poaching its top brass engineers. The court filing further proofs Apple’s aggressive moves towards its car manufacturing plan.
It’s not long when the news of Apple poaching engineers from Tesla, and other companies with deep expertise in car systems was in the limelight. Reuters mentions that Apple started aggressively poaching engineers from A123 around June 2014. These engineers were part of some of the leading and critical projects of A123.
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“Apple is currently developing a large-scale battery division to compete in the very same field as A123,” the lawsuit read. The suit was reported earlier by legal website law360.com.
Apart from suing Apple, A123 also sued five of its former employees. None of them were available to comment on the development.
A123 is developing Lithium-ion battery which could be used for various applications from a laptop to a plane. The company mentions that the engineers who were poached are so critical that without them the projects will have to be shut off.