In 2018, Chinese automaker Geely sued its rival WM Motor on the grounds of infringing upon its trade secrets. The case has been tried many times over the last few years. The latest judgment showed that WM Motor needs to compensate Geely to the tune of 7 million yuan.
Reports that a former Apple employee pleaded guilty to charges of stealing trade secrets prior to joining Chinese automotive firm XPeng sparked widespread discussion on August 23. The EV maker denied its connection with the case on the same day.
Pony.ai, an autonomous driving company, has issued an internal letter stating that Qingtian Truck is suspected of infringing trade secrets. Pony.ai is therefore suing Qingtian Truck, and its principal leaders are going to court.
XPeng responded today to the case of a former Apple employee charged with stealing trade secrets in the U.S., claiming its close attention to intellectual property.