Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Sued By Professor Over Claims Of Stealing Business Idea

Steve Wozniak is remaining sued over statements that the Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) cofounder stole a small business strategy.

  • The suit is relevant to Woz U, which is dependent in Scottsdale, Arizona, and features specialized education and learning for skills these kinds of as coding and cybersecurity, the Business Insider reported. 
  • Ralph Reilly, an affiliate professor of management at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, claims Wozniak took Reilly’s concept just after owning previously agreed to let Reilly start off these a school making use of Wozniak’s title but then never ever adhering to by.
  • Reilly stated, in 2011 they equally fulfilled at Sacramento’s Hyatt Regency lodge, and there they agreed to open up up the university, sealing a deal with an on-camera handshake. 
  • Reilly alleges that Wozniak stole his mental assets and infringed on his copyright by launching a Woz-branded tech faculty with no him. 
  • The mental property infringement circumstance is established to go to demo in June in Arizona. Wozniak has been known as to the stand to testify. His legal team denies the allegations.
  • According to the report, Wozniak was not able, all through a authorized deposition, to recollect whether he’d ever been been provided a $1 million payout
  • Reilly, who has been pushing this lawful struggle for a few a long time, has sought at minimum $1 million in relief and damages around the promises, according to Organization Insider.
  • Wozniak is one of 3 creators of Apple, along with the late Steve Positions and Ronald Wayne. 

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