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Is Waymo’s IP in Uber’s hands? They may both be victims

June 6, 2017

Via: CSO

For the past four-plus months we have been reading about the dust-up between Uber and Google’s Waymo concerning the alleged theft of intellectual property (IP) by Uber from Waymo. Waymo is accusing their former technology lead, Anthony Levandowski, of taking approximately 14,000 documents with him as he left the company and started a competing technology company, Otto. Otto was subsequently purchased by Uber for $680 million, and the purchase included the hire of Levandowski.

Last month, the court referred the lawsuit to the Department of Justice to determine if criminal wrongdoing had occurred, i.e., the theft of Waymo’ IP.

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