Uber, Seeking Exit, Says $1B IP Claims Were Filed Too Late

Law360, Los Angeles (July 14, 2015, 4:14 PM EDT) -- Uber Technologies Inc. urged a California federal judge Monday to toss a $1 billion trade secrets suit accusing the company of stealing the seed idea for its ride-hailing service, saying the idea was hardly a secret and the complaint was filed too late.

Celluride Wireless Inc. owner Kevin Halpern, who claims Uber's founders stole the peer-to-peer ride-summoning cellphone technology he developed in 2002, filed the suit in state court on May 13, but Uber removed it to federal court on May 29, saying that federal jurisdiction...
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