Amid rumors that Apple plans to enter the car manufacturing market, battery manufacturer A123 Systems, has filed a lawsuit against Apple for hiring several of their top car battery engineers. The lawsuit also names 5 of the engineers, claiming that their employment in Apple’s new battery division violates the terms of their non-compete and non-disclosure agreements.
While Apple hasn’t commented on the lawsuit, or on the rumors about an Apple car, they have also recently hired from Mercedes-Benz and Tesla, adding to the speculation.
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