Vacuum maker Dyson claims a spy sold secrets to German rival
It is a case of espionage involving top secret blueprints for the latest technology and an international trail that leads from a world-leading British company’s HQ to China, via Germany.
The alleged theft of the £100 million technology by an industrial “spy” did not involve laser-guided weapons or the latest tablet technology, but something much more prosaic — vacuum cleaners.
Dyson has filed papers at the High Court alleging that a worker at its Wiltshire base stole the blueprints and passed them to its rival, Bosch. It demands that the German manufacturer returns the details of the technology. ..Read more