Tesla, Ex-Driverless Program Chief Settle Trade Secrets Row

Law360, Los Angeles (April 19, 2017, 9:42 PM EDT) -- Tesla Motors Inc. and Aurora Innovation, the new driverless car startup from a former Tesla Autopilot program director, on Wednesday announced a settlement ending a breach of contract lawsuit Tesla filed in California state court over alleged trade secret theft and poached employees.

In January,Tesla accused Sterling Anderson, its former Autopilot chief, and his new business partner, Chris Urmson, former chief technology officer of Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving arm Waymo, of attempting to recruit at least a dozen Tesla engineers and taking "hundreds of gigabytes" of confidential...
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