Waymo lacks a “smoking gun” in case against #uber, judge says


A federal judge is weighing Waymo’s request to prevent Uber from using self-driving vehicle technology the Google spinoff claims was stolen by a rogue ex-employee, according to multiple reports. The ruling in favor of the injunction could undermine Uber’s ability to operate its fleet of autonomous cars on public roads in Pittsburgh and Tempe, Ariz. It’s the next hotly closely watched case that pits two of Silicon Valley’s biggest players head-to-head.

US District Court Judge William Alsup appears to be leaning against granting Waymo’s request for an injunction, but he has yet to issue a ruling. According to Reuters, Alsup chided Waymo for not producing a “smoking gun” in its case against Uber.

Waymo filed the explosive lawsuit in late…

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