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Uber may Alphabet-CEO Larry Page questioning in lawsuit

Uber may Alphabet-CEO Larry Page questioning in lawsuit

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Advocates of Uber may Alphabet-CEO Larry Page questioning in the trial of Waymo. With Alphabet-daughter accuses Uber of theft of trade secrets around self-propelled cars.

The Uber-lawyers may Page up to four hours of questioning, reports Recode. The written declaration can be used as evidence in the lawsuit are used.

Uber wants to Page questioning because he is “the relevant information from the first hand” in the case that Waymo against Uber has brought.

The taxi company wants to know why the Alphabet is not with Uber has cooperated in the development of self-propelled cars and why the competition with the company contracted.

Moreover, they want Uber to know why Larry Page then Uber-CEO Travis Kalanick is not notified that former Waymo-employee Anthony Levandowski company information would have been stolen.

Stolen data

The lawsuit Waymo against Uber has brought about 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.

Patent claims

Earlier on Friday already known that Waymo three patent claims scraps in the lawsuit, because they are about technology that Uber is no longer used. That, 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.

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Waymo says the three patent claims to have withdrawn because Uber has declared on oath their technology use.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.

See also:
How is the lawsuit of Google sister Waymo against Uber?

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