The tech giant said in a complaint Friday that Rivos, an “incognito” startup based in Mountain View, California, said: appleHe claims it has recently run a “coordinated campaign” to capture employees from the chip design division of .
The first publication to report the case ReutersAccording to Apple, at least two former employees carry gigabytes of confidential data with them. RivosHe claims he took it to . According to Bloomberg’s report, among the information these people allegedly stole are presentations detailing unpublished chip designs.
The company filed a complaint, “apple“There is reason to believe that Rivos has instructed at least some Apple employees to download and install encrypted communication apps before communicating with them any further.”
Case, RivosIn addition to , two former Apple CPU design engineers allegedly claimed some of the intellectual property theft. Wen Shih-Chieh and Bhasi Kaithamana. According to Cupertino, both employees applehad signed confidentiality agreements that prevented them from disclosing ‘s technology.
If the case progresses, WaymoIt’s likely to draw significant attention, similar to the 2017 lawsuit filed by Uber against Uber for stealing confidential information about self-driving technology. After years of litigation, this lawsuit resulted in Uber agreeing to settle for $245 million and a court case involving the engineer at the center of the dispute. Anthony LevandowskiIt ended when he sentenced her to 18 months in prison.