Theft

For brash Uber, the worst of their recent bad news is Google's accusation of theft

For brash Uber, the worst of their recent bad news is Google's accusation of theft

On the surface, a Google subsidiary’s blistering accusation last week that Uber has stolen its driverless car technology looks like any of the thousands of patent lawsuits piling up in Silicon Valley court dockets.

This one is different, however. And it’s different in ways that could spell bad news for Uber. 

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in San Francisco federal court by Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. devoted to developing self-driving technology. (Alphabet is the new name for Google.) Waymo is responsible for those bug-shaped cars and other vehicles testing...

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