The legal battle between Waymo and Uber continues on as the case continues in court. According to an exclusive report by Reuters, Waymo is seeking USD $1billion in damages and a public apology from Uber over the theft of their self-driving technology which revolved around ex-employee, Anthony Levandowski. Waymo, a
Waymo, formerly a division of Google which looked at self-driving vehicles, now under the parent Alphabet, is also seeking to have an independent party to monitor Uber such that Waymo’s technology is never used in their self-driving cars. Based on the amount in which Waymo is requesting, it looks like Waymo is keen to see Uber get hit pretty badly.
Uber, of course, rejected it, according to the report but no other information has been revealed yet as settlement discussions and amounts may not necessarily be publicly available. Waymo has estimated that the damages caused by the case so far is in the region of $1.9 billion according to court documents filed.
According to Waymo’s attorney, their goal is to prevent and stop Uber from using their technology which is Waymo’s trade secrets. Uber, from time to time has denied that it has used any of Waymo’s trade secrets in their self-driving car technology.
To find out more about the case, you can start reading from here when we first covered the events. The case continues.