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Uber Executive Invokes Fifth Amendment, Seeking to Avoid Potential Charges - New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — An Uber executive accused of stealing driverless car technology from his former employers at Google is exercising his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination, according to his lawyers. The lawyers for Anthony Levandowski, the ...and more »

Uber exec accused of stealing Google's self-driving car secrets takes the Fifth in face of possible 'criminal action' - SiliconBeat

Uber executive Anthony Levandowski, accused in a lawsuit of stealing trade secrets from Google's self-driving car program, is asserting his Fifth Amendment right to avoid incriminating himself, according to a new report. Levandowski had led Google's ...and more »

Waymo pursued arbitration with Anthony Levandowski before it sued Uber - TechCrunch

Google's self-driving car unit, Waymo, pursued arbitration against one of its star engineers last fall before filing a lawsuit in February against his current employer, Uber, for theft of trade secrets. Waymo claims that its former employee Anthony ...and more »

Google's Claim Against Former Executive Could Help Uber in Driverless-Car Lawsuit - New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Several months before filing a lawsuit against Uber, Google demanded arbitration against the head of Uber's self-driving car unit, claiming that he used confidential salary information while trying to poach former colleagues to a new ...and more »

Uber's Anthony Levandowski invokes Fifth Amendment rights in Waymo suit - TechCrunch

Uber executive and Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski is asserting his Fifth Amendment rights in regard to a lawsuit filed by Waymo against Uber, which accuses the company and Levandowski of stealing technology related to autonomous vehicles from the ...and more »

Uber Exec Accused Of Stealing IP From Google Will Plead The Fifth - Forbes

Could there be criminal charges for the Uber executive at the center of a legal battle between the ridesharing startup and Google's Waymo? His lawyers seem to think so. According to court transcripts obtained by The New York Times, Anthony Levandowski ...and more »

Before suing Uber, Waymo initiated action against former engineer - PCWorld

Uber is asking a federal court that most of the claims of a lawsuit filed by rival self-driving car developer Waymo should be settled through arbitration, a process that is usually private, and cheaper and faster than a federal lawsuit. The ride ...and more »

Self-driving talent is fleeing Google and Uber to catch the autonomous-driving gold rush - Recode

As competition in the self-driving industry — nascent as it may be — gets steeper, top talent from existing and established players are increasingly jumping ship to start or join fresh-faced autonomous tech startups hungry for a piece of the pie ...and more »

Uber Exec Accused Of Stealing Google Self-Driving Car Secrets Pleads Fifth Over Criminal Charges Concerns - SFist

Anthony Levandowski, an Uber executive whom CEO Travis Kalanick once called his "brother from another mother," is asserting his Fifth Amendment rights in a lawsuit filed by his former employer, Google. Levandowski's lawyers say he's invoking the right ...and more »

Google secretly sought arbitration against its former self-driving guru months before the Uber lawsuit - Business Insider

Google had already quietly sued Uber's head of self-driving vehicles, Anthony Levandowski, months before it filed its bombshell lawsuit against the ride-hailing company, according to new court filing. Google filed two arbitration demands on October 28 ...and more »