A lawsuit by Waymo, alleging the use by rival Uber Technologies of stolen trade secrets relating to autonomous vehicle technology, has been referred by a federal judge to a U.S. attorney, raising the possibility of a criminal prosecution.“This case is referred to the United States Attorney for investigation of possible theft of trade secrets based on the evidentiary record supplied thus far concerning plaintiff Waymo LLC’s claims for trade secret misappropriation,” wrote Judge William Alsup of the U.S.

District Court for the Northern District of California late Thursday.[ Get the scoop on the internet of things at its most fundamental level and find out where it’s headed, in InfoWorld’s downloadable PDF and ePub. | Pick up the latest insight on the tech news that matters from InfoWorld’s Tech Watch blog. ]
“The Court takes no position on whether a prosecution is or is not warranted, a decision entirely up to the United States Attorney,” Judge Alsup added.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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