The Waymo-Uber trade secrets trial was described as a “battle royale” and the “trial of the century,” with a jury set to decide whether a former Waymo engineer stole Waymo’s and Google’s trade secrets and used them in Uber technology. But the case ended with settlement on the fifth day of trial evidence. What lessons can civil litigators, trade secrets specialists, and in-house counsel learn from the Waymo-Uber saga? How will courts balance tech companies’ trade secrets protections against employees’ rights to join new firms? Join ABTL’s Northern California Chapter for an illustrious dinner panel to discuss lessons learned and the future of trade secrets law.
Hon. William H. Alsup
United States District Court Northern District of California
High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara University School of Law
Arturo J. González
Morrison & Foerster LLP, Lead trial counsel for Uber
Sonali D. Maitra
Durie Tangri LLP