Apple sues ex-employee for giving commerce secrets and techniques to reporter

Apple has sued a former product designer on the firm for allegedly giving firm commerce secrets and techniques to a reporter, stories Chaim Gartenberg of The Verge.

Gartenberg stories, “In keeping with Apple’s swimsuit, Lancaster and his correspondent started speaking in 2018 about the opportunity of acquiring info; the 2 then spent the following 12 months in communication. Lancaster then reportedly contacted his correspondent in spring 2019, asking him to analyze rumors of a possible Apple product that might ‘imply bother for my startup.’ The lawsuit additionally claims that Lancaster boasted to a 3rd celebration shortly after that dialog that his media contact could be writing a narrative on his startup if it hit $1 million in funding.

“In October 2019, Lancaster reportedly notified his correspondent that he was planning to go away Apple, giving over secret info on Apple merchandise and asking in the event that they wished ‘to write down a narrative a few 12-year Apple Design Veteran leaving for a tremendous startup?’ The correspondent additionally allegedly requested Lancaster to get extra info on an unannounced challenge that Apple refers to as ‘Undertaking X.’

“Lancaster then submitted his discover of resignation to Apple on October fifteenth, however stored chatting along with his media supply — the following day, they allegedly requested for particular paperwork they wished Lancaster to get earlier than he left the corporate.”

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Apple sues ex-employee for giving trade secrets to reporter