I’m not so sure Waymo’s going to win against Uber
So… guys? Can we talk about something for a second?
It’s day 4 of Waymo v. Uber and I’m still not entirely clear on what Waymo’s case is.
Yes, it’s a case where a former Google engineer absconded with over 9 gigabytes of data, transferred it to his laptop, backed it up onto disks that he put in his closet, sent texts about shredding evidence, and deleted texts about shredding evidence, and is also now expected to invoke the Fifth Amendment on the stand. And yes, when Uber acquired his company, it indemnified him for intellectual property claims as part of the acquisition.
But even with all that, I’m not sure Waymo is going to win, because I can’t figure out the case they’re putting on.
It’s a trade secrets case, and because trade…