Drive My Car: Examining Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc.

[Kristen Rollerson, Contributing Member 2018-2019]

No, this is not an ode to the Beatles’ legendary song Drive My Car, but instead, this blog serves the purpose of examining the misappropriation of trade secrets.  Courts have struggled with adjudicating the misappropriation of trade secrets due to the various jurisdictions which a case can be brought.  For instance, state and federal laws afford civil protection.  Interestingly, these protections largely rest upon the language of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”).  With a multitude of avenues, the complaining party has their choice of law which may tip the scale in its favor in litigation.  Most recently, trade secrets involving self-driving cars have entered the realm of litigation. 

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