Uber Must Face $1B Trade Secrets Suit, Jury Finds

By Hannah Albarazi (February 21, 2020, 7:49 PM EST) -- Uber must face a $1 billion trade secrets lawsuit after a San Francisco jury handed down a verdict Friday finding that an inventor timely brought his claim that the ride-hailing giant and its founder stole his business concept.

Since the jury found Halpern timely filed his trade secrets misappropriation suit, the trial will proceed to a second phase with a different jury. That jury will be tasked with determining whether Uber misappropriated Halpern's trade secrets and whether Uber owed him damages.

"We are very pleased that the jury saw through Uber's misleading tactics and that Kevin Halpern will now be able...

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