Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al

  1. July 11, 2018

    Ex-Uber Exec Wants Defamation Suit Separate From Waymo

    Uber Technologies Inc.'s ex-global intelligence manager urged a California federal judge on Tuesday to reject a request by his former colleagues to relate their defamation case against him to Waymo's high-profile trade secrets case that Uber settled for $245 million, arguing that the disputes have nothing in common.

  2. February 09, 2018

    Uber, Waymo Settle Trade Secret Case Amid Trial

    Waymo and Uber have reached a settlement of their self-driving car trade secret row a third of the way through trial, with Uber agreeing to give Waymo a slice of the ride-hailing company's $72 billion equity worth approximately $245 million.

  3. February 08, 2018

    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.

  4. February 07, 2018

    Google Co-Founder Mentor Then Rival, Ex-Uber CEO Testifies

    Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told a California federal jury on Wednesday that he'd considered Alphabet Inc. CEO Larry Page a mentor before he heard Google was planning to jump into the ride-hailing business, recounting a professional rivalry in Alphabet unit Waymo's trade secrets case against the company he co-founded.

  5. February 06, 2018

    Kalanick Tells Jury Self-Driving Cars Are 'Winner-Take-All'

    Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took the stand Tuesday in a California federal jury trial over allegations his company stole self-driving car trade secrets from Alphabet unit Waymo, testifying that leadership in driverless car technology is an "existential" challenge for the ride-hailing company he co-founded.

  6. February 05, 2018

    Uber Cheated In Self-Driving Car Race, Waymo Tells Jury

    In the race to develop self-driving car technology, Uber was like Rosie Ruiz, the woman who won the Boston Marathon by riding the subway to victory, an attorney for Waymo told a California federal jury during opening statements Monday, saying Uber stole the Alphabet Inc. subsidiary's trade secrets to "leapfrog" ahead of the competition.

  7. January 31, 2018

    Waymo Trial Is About IP, Not Whether Uber's Evil: Judge

    Explaining that the main issue in the Uber-Waymo case is whether Uber stole self-driving car trade secrets, "not whether or not Uber is an evil corporation," a California federal judge laid out which accusations of Uber's litigation misconduct a jury seated Wednesday will learn about.

  8. January 30, 2018

    As Uber-Waymo Trial Nears, Judge Highlights MoFo's Impact

    On the verge of Waymo's highly anticipated trade secret trial against Uber, a California federal judge made clear Tuesday that jurors will hear about Morrison & Foerster LLP's role in Uber's acquisition of a self-driving car company that allegedly funneled secrets to Uber, saying "You can't try this case" without explaining the law firm's involvement.

  9. January 18, 2018

    Courtroom Will Stay Open For Waymo Trade Secrets Battle

    A California federal judge Thursday denied Waymo LLC's motion to close the courtroom for the trial over its claim that Uber Technologies stole its plans for self-driving cars, saying Waymo has agreed less severe restrictions are sufficient to protect the company's trade secrets.

  10. January 16, 2018

    Uber Slams Waymo's Hidden-Evidence Claims As 'Whining'

    Uber has rejected Waymo's claims that it intentionally withheld key discovery documents in a California federal lawsuit, telling Waymo to "stop whining, and try its case," which alleges that Uber stole its self-driving car technology.

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