June 28, 2017

How the Waymo-Uber Lawsuit Could Rewrite Intellectual Property Rules

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Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered Levandowski to turn over some 14,000 documents he allegedly downloaded before he left Google and granted a preliminary injunction Waymo sought to prevent Uber from using know-how Levandowski brought to the firm. Judge Alsup also referred the case for a federal criminal investigation. Uber has since taken Levandowski off its driverless car project and asked him to comply with the court order or risk termination of his job . Meanwhile, Levandowski has remained silent on the matter, citing the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

Wharton management professor John Paul MacDuffie , who is also director of the school’s Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation ; Dorothy Glancy , professor of law […]

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