What Employers Can Learn From Waymo V. Uber

Law360 (February 21, 2018, 3:27 PM EST) -- On Feb. 8, 2018, in a surprise move on the fourth day of the highly publicized employee raiding trial brought by Google's Waymo against popular ride-sharing company Uber, a settlement was reached with Uber giving Waymo 0.3 percent equity in Uber (approximate value of $245 million) and going forward, agreeing to procedures ensuring that none of Waymo's confidential information will be used in Uber's development of self-driving technology.

While this case was more high-profile than most, employers can and should learn lessons from it. This article discusses this case, the current state of the law in the area of employee raiding...

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