Tesla is charging an old employee charged with stealing trade secrets related to the supercomputer project the firm. The lawsuit is claiming that the thermal engineer named ‘Alex Yatskov’ unlawfully conducted confidential information to his personal computer and returned a “dummy” laptop for just covering up the robbery, following the Bloomberg.
Yakov was recruited in January to assist make a cooling system for the in-house supercomputer of the Tesla. Known as Project Dojo, the machine is being made to manage heavy amounts of data and has been utilized to assist in enhancing the software of autonomous driving software in its electric motors.
The engineer, who quit his Tesla job on May 2, admitted to downloading confidential information, which he allegedly refused to return to the auto company, the complaint said. Yakov told Bloomberg he was not conscious of the legal action and refuses to comment.
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It was filed on Friday, 6th of May, in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, the suit has also said that Yatskov misrepresented his resume and ruptured a non-disclosure agreement except him from revealing trade secrets.
“This is a case about evoked retention of trade secrets by a worker who, in his short time at Tesla, already displayed a track record of lying and then lying again by giving a ‘dummy’ g to the gadget and cover his tracks,” Complaint of the tesla said. The organization is seeking “compensatory and ideal harms,” as well as an order ceasing Yatskov from sharing secrets of the trade and compelling him to return all exclusive data.
Little information about the Project Dojo supercomputer of the organization was first revealed at Tesla AI Day in August.