Uber Denies Google Waymo's Accusation Of Trade Secrets Theft

Uber Denies Google Waymo's Accusation Of Trade Secrets Theft

The accusation is that Uber has stolen a key self-driving technology from the company. We have reviewed Waymo's claims and determined them to be a baseless attempt to slow down a competitor and we look forward to vigorously defending against them in court. In a detailed post by Waymo, the company revealed several things that expledain how Google-owned technologies have reached the premises of Otto and Uber.

A statement released on Friday by an Uber spokeswoman said that the company is proud of all the progress their team has made.

Otto launched with much fanfare in May, due in part to the high profile of one of its co-founders, Anthony Levandowski, who had been an executive on Google's self-driving project.

The company said that it found that six weeks before his resignation, Levandowski downloaded over 14,000 highly confidential and proprietary design files for Waymo's various hardware systems, including designs of Waymo's custom-built "Light Detection and Ranging" (LiDAR) and circuit board.

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Levandowski is now heading Uber's self-driving efforts at their Advanced Technology Center in Pittsburgh.

Waymo's lawsuit also will escalate the tensions between Google and Uber, two one-time allies that are morphing into rivals.

Waymo's lawsuit seeks damages from Uber, along with an injunction against the company, stopping it from unfair competitive practices. This includes Uber's LiDAR system that Waymo described to have a "striking resemblance" to what the Google-owned company has in its own backyard. Google's venture capital arm, Google Ventures, has poured in over $200 million into Uber over the years. Waymo and Uber are two of the early leaders, while long-established vehicle companies such as Ford, Toyota and General Motors are scrambling to catch up.

"Then he connected an external drive to the laptop".

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