Tesla sues former employees for theft of trade secrets

Tesla sues former employees for theft of trade secrets

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Tesla is dragging a former employee to court, because that staff at the company would have poached and at his departure sensitive information and trade secrets has taken.

Sterling Anderson was at Tesla, director of the department responsible for the zelfrijfunctie Autopilot. After his departure he founded his own company in Aurora for self-propelled techniques, writes Recode Thursday.

Anderson in his time at Tesla, already have had contact with Chris Urmson, co-founder of Aurora. Urmson is the former head of technology at the department of self-propelled techniques of Google. Conversations with Urmson began in the summer of 2016, while Anderson only in december, Tesla left.

According to Tesla has Anderson tried dozens of colleagues at Tesla, to recruit for his new company. Also he would during working hours, are engaged in the creation of that company.

Anderson would also be “hundreds of gigabytes” of sensitive information of Tesla have copied, as well as four trade secrets. Tesla is claiming compensation, which a jury must be aware of this determine.

In response, says Anderson, that the lawsuit is an attempt by Tesla is the competitor “to suppress” and “personal reputations” to destroy. He speaks of false accusations that point on “paranoia and an unhealthy fear for the competition.”

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