Steve Jobs threatened patent suit to enforce no-hire policy: filing

Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs holds new iPhone in San FranciscoSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple co-founder Steve Jobs threatened to file a patent lawsuit against Palm if that company's chief executive didn't agree to refrain from poaching Apple employees, according to a court filing made public on Tuesday. The communication from Jobs surfaced in a civil lawsuit brought by five tech workers against Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Corp and others, alleging an illegal conspiracy to eliminate competition for each other's employees and drive down wages. The defendant tech companies have attempted to keep a range of documents secret. However, U.S. …

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