Waymo Wants Uber To Pay $2.6 Billion In Damages Over Stolen Trade Secret

Waymo’s parent company, Alphabet, is asking for Uber to $2.6 billion in damages for stealing one of its trade secrets.

In the ongoing saga between Waymo and Uber, attorneys for the two companies were in court yesterday to convince the judge to delay the trial until after October 10. Recode reports that during the hearing, an Uber attorney revealed the huge sum Alphabet is seeking for just one of the nine trade secrets it claims the ride-hailing service stole.

This is the first time a compensation figure has been made public in the case. In every case filing available to the public so far, the amounts sought by Alphabet have been redacted.

It is currently unclear which self-driving trade secret Alphabet wants Uber to pay $2.6 billion in damages for allegedly stealing.

Speaking to the court, Uber attorneys said “As explained in that motion, Mr. Wagner calculates those astronomical figures using a methodology that is not reliable, inserting variables that he neither derived nor tested, and making assumptions that no reasonable expert would make.”

No one outside of the respective legal teams know what damages Alphabet is pursuing for the other eight trade secrets it alleges Uber stole. Either way, the judge will only award them the maximum damage they are asking for from one trade secret rather than the total of the individual damages requested for all nine trade secrets. That figure could be the publicized $2.6 billion sum or it could be more.


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