Apple sued a former employee on Thursday, alleging that he leaked trade secrets to a reporter and sought favors from the reporter in exchange.
The lawsuit was filed against Simon Lancaster in US District Court for the Northern District of California. Lancaster spent 11 years at Apple before taking a job as head of consumer products at Arris Composites in late 2019. Lancaster was advanced materials lead and product design architect at Apple, where he “was instrumental in the development of the 13″/15″ MacBook Pro with the touch bar, and the design of unreleased Apple products,” an Arris Composites press release said at the time.
Apple’s lawsuit alleged: