leading the company and joining an opponent, he uploaded Tesla files to his personal iCloud account as well as .zip files on Autopilot the company "trade secrets." However, former employee, Guangzhi Cao, denied Tesla's claims "Despite the faint gratitude of Tesla's complaint (and in its recounting in & # 39; facts & # 39; above) that the secrets of its trade is & # 39; at risk & # 39; and Tesla & # 39; s know what Cao did with Tesla & # 39; s IP, & # 39; … the fact of this case is Cao has done absolutely nothing with Tesla's IP, "according to a joint statement from Cao who responded to the charges of the electric car company against him.
In court filing from this week, Cao acknowledged by Tesla that he had collected a bunch of intellectual property of the company as true, but he asserted that characterizing his actions as trade theft is inaccurate. Cao said he did not tell Tesla that while still working in the company, he gathered the company's source code in his personal accounts, but the company did not ask about it after he left Xiaopeng Motors (aka XMotors or XPeng ), a result of Tesla based in China. According to the filing, Cao filed .zip files in late 2018, which offered employment on XMotors on November 26, 2018, and left his work on Tesla on January 3, 2019.
Fileed Tesla filed a lawsuit against Cao in March of this year claiming that he had uploaded more than 300,000 files and directories with source code related to the company's Autopilot in his iCloud account, repeatedly logged into Tesla's secure networks "to delete his browser history, as well as another Tesla employee in his current" Absent immediate relief, Tesla believes Cao and his new employer, [XPeng] continues to have unfettered access to Tesla's marquee technology, the product of more than five years of work and over hundreds of millions of dollars of investment, which they have no legal right to have, "lawyers of company is summarized and, according to the Verge.
Cao's admission this week was totally agreed on part of the Tesla s-yes assignment, he uploaded a ton of company's source code to his personal account, but no, no he used that information for the benefit of his new employer. In fact, Cao voluntarily offered forensic copies of his personal electronic devices and all its contents for Tesla to investigate, according to a joint statement.
"This is a case concerning regular employee issues outside employees who can and should have been resolved by either Tesla through its own human resources or information technology policies," Cao wrote in the joint statement, "or as an alternative, by a letter criticizing the raising concerns that have been decided rather than being raised by Tesla for the first time in a public complaint."