Daniel Compton lays out the case that Uber coordinated with Anthony Levandowski to steal Google subsidiary Waymo’s self-driving car technology:

From Waymo’s filings, it seems that they have Levandowski dead to
rights on stealing their LiDAR designs. That alone should be
enough to bring Uber’s self-driving car program to a halt and
cause some big problems for Levandowski. California’s Trade
Secrets law is weaker than other states, but if successful,
Waymo will be able to seek an injunction, damages, and attorney’s
fees. Because all law is securities law, the SEC may also be
able to bring a case against Uber (similarly to their case
against Theranos).

See also: Compton’s update yesterday.


An interesting read via Daring Fireball