This comes just a week after it was reported that Apple was exploring a settlement with A123 after the battery manufacturer accused the tech giant of poaching several of its key engineers.

Reuters reports:

Apple Inc asked a U.S. court on Tuesday to dismiss a civil lawsuit filed by battery maker A123 systems over engineers hired by Apple, saying A123's legal claims were too speculative to proceed, according to a court filing.

A123 Systems originally filed suit against Apple in February over allegations that the latter hired away five key engineers from the company despite noncompete clauses in their contracts. It's still unknown what projects the engineers could be working on at apple, but current speculation points towards battery tech for Apple's rumored Apple Car.

Source: Reuters