In one of the biggest cases involving the theft of intellectual property in Silicon Valley in recent memory, Anthony Levandowski, the former head engineer of Google’s self-driving car project, has agreed to plead guilty for stealing trade secrets from the technology giant and using them to launch his own self-driving truck startup Ottomotto.
Eric Walz2020-03-20 10:00 PT
The saga between Uber and Waymo over the theft of trade secrets continues on. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed criminal charges accusing former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski for stealing trade secrets from the company’s self-driving car subsidiary Waymo and taking them to rival Uber Technologies Inc.
Eric Walz2019-08-27 11:50 PT
Uber announced today it is shutting down it operations for the development of self-driving trucks. Instead the ride-hailing company will focus its efforts on self-driving cars.
Eric Walz2018-07-30 16:12 PT
Anthony Levandowski, the former Google self-driving car engineer accused of stealing trade secrets related to lidar technology is getting his day in court. Levandowski was a former technical lead at Google, where he oversaw the development of Google first self-driving car before leaving to start autonomous trucking company Otto.
Jeremy Carlton2018-04-30 17:22 PT
A Uber investor has filed a lawsuit against the ride-hailing company for failing to properly review company’s $680 million acquisition of a self-driving technology firm that wound up being accused of stealing trade secrets from Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc.
Eric Walz2017-12-14 14:42 PT
Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving car division, has dropped three of four patent-infringement claims in its ongoing lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. over the startup’s autonomous vehicle program.
Eric Walz2017-07-07 18:10 PT
As the legal battle escalates between Waymo and Uber over the alleged theft of intellectual property, one of the individuals accused of stealing it has stepped down from his current role at Uber.
Eric Walz2017-04-28 12:13 PT
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