Judge Blames Uber Deputy GC For Waymo IP Trial's Delay

Law360, San Francisco (November 29, 2017, 9:29 PM EST) -- A California federal judge blamed Uber's deputy general counsel for a two-month delay of Waymo's trade secrets trial over allegedly stolen self-driving car technology, saying in a hearing Wednesday that Uber's failure to produce an ex-employee's letter meant the lawyer may be "in trouble."

U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Tuesday postponed a trial that was scheduled to begin Dec. 4 after Waymo alleged Uber withheld evidence when it refused to turn over a letter in which a former worker's attorney alleged the ride-share giant destroyed internal communications and kept relevant information off its server. The trial is now set to...

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