Bombshell lawsuit alleges Uber engineer stole secrets from Tesla after stealing from Google

Anthony Levandowski

One of the crazier tech stories from last year was the lawsuit involving Waymo -- Google's self-driving car subsidiary -- and Uber. Per the suit, a Waymo engineer named Anthony Levandowski was accused of secretly copying hundreds of gigabytes of proprietary code, only to abruptly quit, start a new company, and subsequently leverage said code into a buyout offer from Uber.

Though Uber initially denied the allegations, the ridesharing company ultimately fired Levandowski last year after he refused to hand over a collection of documents pertinent to the case.

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Bombshell lawsuit alleges Uber engineer stole secrets from Tesla after stealing from Google originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 16 Jan 2018 at 12:53:14 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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