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Waymo, Uber Missed 'Lobotomy' Jury Instruction, Judge Says

Law360, San Francisco (November 14, 2017, 7:21 PM EST) -- A California federal judge said Tuesday that Uber and Waymo attorneys have “blown an opportunity” in their driverless car trade secret trial by failing to craft jury instructions on a vital issue in Silicon Valley: whether engineers need “a frontal lobotomy before going to their next job” or can apply what they’ve learned during prior employment.

The intellectual property feud stems from Anthony Levandowski's departure from his job as a Waymo engineer to start his own autonomous car company, OttoMotto LLC, which was soon acquired by...
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