David Goldenberg, VLP Law Group Founding Partner, quoted in eCommerce Times article “Apple Likely to Pony Up to Settle A123 Poaching Suit”
Corporate and Founding VLP Partner, David Goldenberg was quoted in eCommerce Times article “Apple Likely to Pony Up to Settle A123 Poaching Suit”. The article outlines the lawsuit brought on by A123 Systems regarding the poaching of engineers who were under non-compete agreements by Apple.
“…If Apple had executed an acquihire, it would have been on the same page with A123, and the lawsuit never would have been filed, noted David Goldenberg, founding partner of VLP Law Group.
An acquihire would have entailed buying A123 in full, just to gain access to the engineers.
In the acquihire scenario, ‘they don’t care about what A123 is doing — they want the team,” Goldenberg told the E-Commerce Times. “That’s generally what an acquihire is, and that’s all done with everyone’s consent’…”
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