New Emails Show Steve Jobs Threatened Rivals To Enforce 'No-Hire' Policy

Steve Jobs emails lawsuit
Steve Jobs emails lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple co-founder Steve Jobs threatened to file a patent lawsuit against Palm if that company's chief executive didn't agree to refrain from poaching Apple employees, according to a court filing made public on Tuesday.

The communication from Jobs surfaced in a civil lawsuit brought by five tech workers against Apple Inc., Google Inc., Intel Corp. and others, alleging an illegal conspiracy to eliminate competition for each other's employees and drive down wages.