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Ex IBM Exec can go to work for Apple

But has to tell IBM all about his day
By: Sean Kalinich | Posted: Jan 29, 2009 5:50 pm

Sometimes it does not pay to bite the hand that feeds you. New Apple Employee Mark Papermaster has found that out.


When he left IBM after helping to develop the PowerPC chip he thought things would be smooth sailing, after all he is going to work for the iPhone/ iPod division. Nothing like what he was doing before.


IBM felt different and threw the No-Compete clause in Papermaster's contract at him. This prevented him from going to work with Apple.


Now IBM has agreed to allow him to start work at Apple. The only problems is they are requiring that Mark call home to Mom and tell her all about his day at Apple. IBM also has the right to determine if new ideas that Papermaster introduces to Apple are derived from IBM's IP. If they are then Apple cannot use them, period as IBM's decisions on this have no appeal.


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