Apple doesn’t always come first in introducing the products that are causing a stir in the technology market , but when it’s ready. Thus, it is known that the company invests a large part of its budget in technological development to achieve differentiation. However, there is something that has slipped through the cracks.
Recently, the Bitten Apple people have expressed concern in federal court that two of their former employees, born in China, accused of stealing trade secrets , will attempt to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored.
At a hearing in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, prosecutors argued that Xiaolang Zhang and Jizhong Chen should continue to be monitored because they pose a risk of absconding.
The authorities alleged that Zhang worked on Apple’s secret freelance car program and took files related to the project before revealing that they would work for a Chinese company. In addition, he tried to flee from the various agents from the San Jose airport to China.
In this regard, the prosecutors allege that Chen took from Apple over 2,000 files containing “manuals, schematics, diagrams and photographs of computer screens displaying pages in Apple’s secure databases” with the intention of sharing them.
According to Apple’s statement to Federal District Judge Edward J. Davila in San Jose, California, there are several reasons for the defendants to stay in the country:
For its part, the defense claims that the defendants have had familiar reasons for traveling to China and that Apple’s evidence is not strong enough for their claims. However, this is still a case in progress and much evidence remains to be evaluated until the final verdict is reached.