Google removes majority of patent claims in lawsuit against Uber

Google removes majority of patent claims in lawsuit against Uber

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Google sister company Waymo let three of the four patent claims fall in the lawsuit against Uber. Waymo accuses Uber of theft of trade secrets around self-propelled cars.

Waymo deletes the three patent claims because they are about technology that Uber is no longer used, reports Bloomberg.

The lawsuit comes to technology around self-propelled cars, including so-called lidar systems. With lidar see self-propelled cars of their environment.

Waymo accused Uber the first of the unauthorized use of three patents around its lidar system Spider, and one around lidar system Fuji. According to Waymo used Uber now only the Fuji system.


Still running the trial, especially to more than 14,000 files that former Waymo-employee Anthony Levandowski at the company would have closed. Levandowski is later with Uber to go to work, and took the stolen files according to Waymo when.

Uber has earlier in the lawsuit already against the judge said that the has never known that a Levandowski had access to the secret documents. Levandowski itself is now at Uber fired and will not in the case of witnesses.

The withdrawal of the patent claims is, according to Uber, is a sign that Waymo his claims exaggerated. “Not only have they no evidence that the 14,000 files in question at Uber have ended, they now show that the lidar-design of Uber is very different from that of them”, says the taxi company.

Waymo says the three patent claims to have withdrawn because Uber has declared on oath their technology use. In addition, the court Waymo previously requested are voluminous indictment against Uber in to thicken.

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