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Apple Co-Founder Wozniak Goes On Trial June 7


June 2, 2021

Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, will go to trial on June 7, charged with theft of intellectual property and copyright infringement. The plaintiff, a Connecticut business professor, demands the payment of one million dollars. He claims that he proposed partnering with Wozniak in a school of technology, drawing on Wozniak’s reputation and experience in the technological world. Wozniak said he wasn’t interested. Nevertheless the plaintiff released a mockup of the ‘Woz School of Technology’ website, and copyrighted it. Wozniak’s business manager demanded that he remove it and stop communicating with Wozniak. Then, in 2017, Wozniac launched an educational platform under the name Woz U. The Apple co-founder allegedly acknowledged that the idea came from the plaintiff.

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