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Google's Waymo takes Uber to court for patent infringement

Friday 24 February 2017 | 09:31 CET | News
Google autonomous car unit Waymo is taking Otto and parent Uber to court, saying Uber "misappropriated" trade secrets and infringed on patents, TechCrunch reported. Specifically, Waymo says it found evidence that Otto and Uber have been using elements of the self-driving tech related to its custom, in-house LiDAR sensors, unveiled earlier this year. Waymo said the information was taken by Otto founder Anthony Levandowski, who was previously a manager working for Waymo. Levandowski apparently downloaded more than 14,000 "highly confidential and proprietary files" from Waymo before leaving,

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