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Before suing Uber, Waymo initiated action against former engineer

John Ribeiro | March 31, 2017
Uber insists that most of the dispute with Waymo should be settled by arbitration

Basing its action on the arbitration provisions in Levandowski’s employment agreements, Uber plans to initiate this week arbitration proceedings, seeking a declaratory judgment that Waymo’s claims that Uber misappropriated trade secrets and violated unfair competition law are without merit.

Uber has asked the court to stay Waymo’s trade secret and unfair competition claims if it decides they have to be settled by arbitration, but should let the remaining claims such as the patent infringement charges proceed in the court.

 

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