Waymo’s lawsuit towards Uber over self-driving vehicles is getting delayed.
Waymo is getting its want for extra time to arrange for its authorized battle towards Uber.
US Decide William Alsup granted Waymo’s request Tuesday to postpone the trial to Dec. four from its earlier Oct. 10 date, which it wished so as to take extra time to assessment proof.
The lawsuit considerations self-driving automobile expertise that Waymo alleges was stolen when a former Google worker left and joined Uber. (Waymo was spun out from Google in December 2016 and operates individually beneath the Alphabet father or mother firm.)
Google claims that Anthony Levandowski stole 14,000 “extremely confidential” recordsdata earlier than he left in January 2016 to discovered his personal self-driving startup named Otto. Uber then bought Otto for $680 million in August of that yr.
A Waymo spokesperson informed Proinertech that the corporate welcomes the courtroom’s ruling.
“New proof continues to return to gentle via hundreds of paperwork and tons of of beforehand unexamined units that Defendants are solely now turning over,” Waymo mentioned in its assertion. “We’re reviewing these supplies and sit up for presenting our case at trial.”
Uber mentioned in its personal assertion that the corporate is able to go to trial now.
“The Courtroom has made clear that Waymo’s case is just not what they hoped, and that extra time is not going to change the onerous indisputable fact that their commerce secrets and techniques by no means got here to Uber. We’re able to go to trial now, and can be prepared after this very temporary continuance.”
First printed Oct. three, 2:03 p.m. PT.Replace 2:07 p.m.: Added remark from Uber.
Dara Kerr contributed to this report.