Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving car unit said critical new evidence it recently obtained in a trade secret lawsuit against Uber means a U.S. judge should postpone a trial of the case set to begin next month – Reuters reports.
Alphabet had filed a lawsuit against Uber that their “former engineer Anthony Levandowski” stole “14,000” worth of documents regarding trade secrets.
Jury selection in San Francisco federal court is scheduled to begin on Oct. 10.
Alphabet is the technology conglomerate with multiple subsidiaries, including Calico, CapitalG, DeepMind, Google, Google, Fiber GV, Jigsaw, Nest Labs, Sidewalk Labs, Verily, X, and Waymo. Alphabet, in 2016, had about $90 Billion in gross revenue.
Uber is racing against Waymo for self-driving supremacy in both consumer and commercial application. Their related companies include: Uber Eats, Otto.