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Uber’s Self-Driving Car Legal Fight With Waymo Headed to Court

USA Today interviewed Stradling shareholder Jason de Bretteville, a former assistant U.S. attorney and chair of the firm’s white-collar criminal defense practice, for a story about Waymo’s suit against Uber in which Waymo, Google’s autonomous car company, claims that its former self-driving car expert, Anthony Levandowski, stole 14,000 files related to Google’s proprietary technology before starting a competing company, Otto, which Uber bought in 2016 for $670 million. In a setback for Uber, Judge William Alsup referred the case to the U.S. Attorney for an investigation of possible theft of trade secrets by an Uber executive.

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