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Apple "suffocates the creation of new technologies," the former chip designer claims to have been sued for breach of contract



Apple is in an ongoing litigation with Gerard Williams III, who worked at Apple until February 2019 when he founded a new company called Nuvia with other Apple developers.

Williams was Apple's leading chip designer and worked on the A7 to A12X chips that Apple used in its mobile devices. His new company develops processors for use in data centers. Apple sued Williams for the first time in August 2019, claiming that its contracts with Apple prevented him from doing business that is directly related to Apple's business.


Williams has since claimed that Apple has invaded his privacy and has been monitoring his text, while Apple complained that Williams had already planned and developed Apple's Nuvia and had also contacted Apple employees.

In January, Williams tried to dismiss Apple's lawsuit against him, but was unsuccessful. Now he's back with the new claim that Apple hired Nuvia engineers.

According to Bloomberg Williams wants to lure his employees away and also prevents his own employees from leaving the company to pursue their own endeavors. He claims that Apple's lawsuit against him for breach of contract aims to "stifle the creation of new technologies and solutions by a new company and reduce the freedom of entrepreneurs to find more fulfilling jobs."

He continues to accuse Apple of inappropriately preventing employees from "making preliminary, proprietary preparations to start a new business – whether competitively or otherwise."

There is still no final word on whether the case will be brought to justice, despite the fact that a judge has already rejected Apple's request for punitive damages against Williams, as Apple has failed to demonstrate how Williams deliberately attempted to harm the company through infidelity , [19659007]
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