Colorado residents may be aware of the ongoing legal dispute between Alphabet and Uber about self-driving car technology. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, previously filed an intellectual property lawsuit against Uber, and the company has now added a patent claim to its complaint.
Waymo, the self-driving car division of Alphabet, filed the lawsuit. It alleges that a former employee stole 14,000 files of confidential information about technology for detecting light and sensing ranges that is used in autonomous vehicles. In its original complaint, Waymo alleged that Uber infringed on two of its patents. The complaint was amended to add a third patent.