Uber says Waymo wants $2.8B for one allegedly stolen trade secret

During a tense exchange, Judge William Alsup allowed an Uber lawyer to disclose that Alphabet’s Waymo is seeking $2.6 billion for a single allegedly stolen trade secret. There are currently nine trade secrets in question that were allegedly compromised by Anthony Levandowski.

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Waymo’s lawyers, who took time to consider whether to attempt to keep the number private, asserted that the number is based on Waymo and Uber documents that were marketed attorneys’ eyes only. We don’t currently have an idea of the value Waymo is ascribing to the other eight trade secrets and there isn’t currently any firsthand knowledge of whether these alleged trade secrets were actually used by Uber.