“BlackBerry will not stand by while a former employee violates his employment contract. It is unfortunate that we had to take this step, but we will do whatever is necessary to ensure that employees honor the agreements they make with us. When we enter into an agreement with an employee, as we have with Mr. Marineau, we expect him to honor his commitment just as he would expect that we will honor ours. We are pleased that the court has endorsed our position and ruled that the employee contract and its terms are valid.”
Marineau-Mes has been employed by BlackBerry since 2010 and helped launch QNX on the PlayBook and BlackBerry 10. Since the Ontario Court sided with BlackBerry, Marineau-Mes should start his time at Apple later in June.