Enlarge / Employees inspect an Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh last year. (credit: Getty Images)
Waymo will be seeking at least $2.6 billion in damages against Uber in an upcoming trade secret trial, which could start next month.
The figure was revealed by an attorney for Uber during a court hearing today, according to Reuters.

The massive damage payout was apparently what Waymo was demanding for just one of the trade secrets it will be taking to trial.

At present, the company is planning to present nine different trade secrets that Uber allegedly stole and used to the jury.
Waymo sued Uber in February, accusing Uber of using its trade secrets in its self-driving car technology. Lawyers for Waymo say that Anthony Levandowski, who was head of Uber’s self-driving car project, illegally downloaded more than 14,000 files just before he left his job at Google.

After leaving Google, Levandowski founded his own startup, Otto. He sold that company to Uber in mid-2016 for $680 million.
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