Apple picks up tentative wins in legal tiff with former A-series chip lead

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What you need to know
Apple is suing its former engineer.
Gerard Williams III was the lead on Apple's A-series processors.
He has since set up his own chip company.
They're only preliminary, too.
Apple's suing Gerard Williams III after he left its employee and set up a chip company of his own. That company then hired more former Apple employees and after Apple filed a lawsuit it has now picked up some tentative and preliminary victories.
As Bloomberg notes, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Mark Pierce has been ruling on an attempt by Williams to have the suit tossed out of court. Williams initially claimed that Apple's behavior was illegal after it inserted an anti-compete clause in the engineer's contract.
In a tentative ruling rejecting his request to toss the suit, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Mark Pierce said the law doesn't permit an employee "to plan and prepare to create a competitive enterprise prior to termination if the employee does so on their ......

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