When a huge company’s name such as Apple is found in a sentence along with the word “lawsuit”, the press wants to raise attention in an “Extra, extra, read all about it” mode. A123 has sued Apple for poaching five top engineers that worked in the battery company for a long and valuable time, and are trying to lure at least seven more employees of A123 to join the Apple team. But what seems to be the problem, since free will is an undeniable human right? It seems that the employees that leave the first company actually violate the nondisclosure and non-compete agreements of the contract that they have previously signed, if they quit.
Taking into consideration the anger that A123 shows towards the subject and the profiles of those employees on LinkedIn, it seems that they are actually experts in battery cell design, materials development and manufacturing engineering. As a consequence, it is most likely possible that Apple plans creating a battery division and a strong professional team that is better than the one at A123. The experience and the information that the employees bring from their former working place will interact with the technical possibilities and resources of Apple and will form something new and glorious, because Apple always does things in this manner.
by the battery maker’s ex-Chief Technology Officer Mujeeb Ijaz who has now joined Apple and unfortunately, he will be getting a restraining order for which A123 is fighting for, so that he can’t talk and convince other employees to follow him at Apple.
The complaint filed in the court has been made public and an extract from it says that:
“It appears that Apple, with the assistance of defendant Ijaz, is systematically hiring away A123’s high tech PhD and engineering employees, thereby effectively shutting down various projects/programs at A123.”
A123 is not the only company that is presently suffering from the ideas that Apple has. Tesla is also losing part of its employees to Apple, and a reason would be that the new electric car named “Titan” is in progress, under the meticulous hands of the manufacturers of Apple.
Co-executive editor Kara Swisher was on CNBC Friday and has stated her doubts about the issue.
“I don’t know, I don’t know if they are making a car, if they are making a dashboard or if they are just into the battery stuff which is super important to their phone.”
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