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Alleged Uber IP-stealing division leaves Waymo lawsuit reeling

Just when it looked like the Waymo-Uber lawsuit was finally going to court, judge William Alsup pulled the brakes after the US Attorney for Northern California presented a truly staggering allegation – that Uber had been running a secret division tasked with stealing trade-secrets and IP from the tech industry. CEO Khosrowshahi thought the data leak last week was bad, but this is a whole new migraine for him to deal with. There is a very real danger that the fallout from this civil suit will turn into a number of criminal charges, with Uber’s board potentially at risk of being ousted by furious shareholders. SoftBank’s recent investment plans looked like the beginning of a recovery, where Khosrowshahi could clean…

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