Documents From Apple / A123 Lawsuit Confirm Existence Of Apple’s Large-Scale Battery Division

JUL 1 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 3

iCar?

iCar?

In a court document released during the settlement of a lawsuit between Apple and A123, we learn that Apple is in fact working hard to develop a large-scale battery division.

A123 lawyers presented the following information during the court proceedings.

“Upon information and belief, Apple is currently developing a large scale battery division to compete in the very same field as A123. In connection with that development, beginning in or around June of 2014, defendant Apple embarked on an aggressive campaign to poach employees of A123 and to otherwise raid A123’s business…

“…all of the Individual Defendants [allegedly poached by Apple from A123] are working in a field of battery science, technology, and/or products that is substantially similar if not identical to the field they worked on in at A123.”

Apple settled the dispute with A123 without going to trial.

You’ll find additional details on Apple’s work in the battery biz at the link below.

Source: Business Insider

 

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Old news, but in light of BMW saying they could contract with Apple for manufacturing, it makes it more interesting. Not that Apple doesn’t have the capital to invest in its own manufacturing facilities, but working with BMW for 5 years to help its own staff train up on manufacturing cars would be helpful. They did this before (Motorola ROCKR phone prior to the iPhone) so its not unprecedented.

The more the merrier in battery technology. I can’t wait to see the day when $50 per KWh is common place.

Ayn Rand would be proud.