Anthony Levandowski, who was recruited by Uber Technologies in 2016 from Google parent Alphabet’s self-driving car programme, pleaded guilty to trade-secret theft last month for taking sensitive documents from his former employer. Photo: Agence France-Presse Anthony Levandowski, who was recruited by Uber Technologies in 2016 from Google parent Alphabet’s self-driving car programme, pleaded guilty to trade-secret theft last month for taking sensitive documents from his former employer. Photo: Agence France-Presse
Anthony Levandowski, who was recruited by Uber Technologies in 2016 from Google parent Alphabet’s self-driving car programme, pleaded guilty to trade-secret theft last month for taking sensitive documents from his former employer. Photo: Agence France-Presse

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Uber says engineer is on his own for US$180 million legal award to Google

  • The ride-hailing giant said its former star engineer Anthony Levandowski forfeited indemnification after he pleaded guilty to trade secret theft
  • Levandowski’s lawyer, however, said Uber cannot renege on that legal cover because it vetted the engineer before hiring him

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Anthony Levandowski, who was recruited by Uber Technologies in 2016 from Google parent Alphabet’s self-driving car programme, pleaded guilty to trade-secret theft last month for taking sensitive documents from his former employer. Photo: Agence France-Presse Anthony Levandowski, who was recruited by Uber Technologies in 2016 from Google parent Alphabet’s self-driving car programme, pleaded guilty to trade-secret theft last month for taking sensitive documents from his former employer. Photo: Agence France-Presse
Anthony Levandowski, who was recruited by Uber Technologies in 2016 from Google parent Alphabet’s self-driving car programme, pleaded guilty to trade-secret theft last month for taking sensitive documents from his former employer. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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