As the Waymo v. Uber trial draws nearer, the two companies are jockeying for position, each hoping to emerge victorious after a possible October courtroom brawl. A key part of that is damages. Waymo's massive damage request is only starting to become clear.
Last week, an Uber attorney said during a court hearing that Waymo was seeking $2.6 billion—for a single trade secret. In court papers filed on Friday, though, Waymo lawyers took issue with that calculation.
Waymo's new filing is mostly about defending the qualifications and positions of its damages expert. In a footnote, though, the company says that Uber's courtroom statement that Waymo wants $2.6 billion for a single trade secret is flat-out false.