Smoking Gun Or Red Herring: Waymo, Uber Debate 14K Files

Waymo’s attorneys questioned a small army of computer experts in a California federal court Thursday in a bid to show that 14,000 files a former employee downloaded from Waymo’s server evidenced corporate espionage meant to speed up Uber’s race toward self-driving cars, while Uber’s attorneys countered the downloads were automatic and meaningless.

Waymo LLC’s trade secrets case, now on its fourth day of a projected three-week trial, hinges on showing that Uber used proprietary documents engineer Anthony Levandowski took from Waymo before he formed OttoMotto LLC,...

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