Apple has launched a legal battle against Tom Sadowski, the former manager of the App Store in Germany, and the publisher, Murmann Verlag, alleging that the latter had leaked trade secrets from books published about the former’s work.
Apple has now sent a letter of lawyer asking Sadowski and his publisher to immediately stop selling books, withdraw all books that have been released and destroy all manuscripts of the books. But in an earlier conversation, the publisher, Mr. Verag, has refused Apple’s request.
Citingmedia, Focus said Apple believed the book violated a nondisclosure agreement signed between Sadowski and Apple because it contained trade secrets of significant economic value. Apple insisted in the report that he had “long supported freedom of the press and various writers” but that in such cases Mr Sadowski had “violated his employment relationship”.
Sadowski’s book, “App Store Confidential,” was released in Germany on Tuesday and is said to be a behind-the-scenes story about how the App Store works from a former manager’s perspective. The book details Sadowski’s journey to Apple, his personal experience working in the App Store, and his meetings with Apple CEO Tim Cook.