Janelle Waack | Intellectual Property Attorney | Bass, Berry & Sims

In a Bloomberg article published on November 3, 2017, Janelle Waack provided insight on Waymo’s waning ammunition against Uber in a self-driving car intellectual property lawsuit, following the decision of a federal judge to cut Waymo’s damages expert from the case. Waymo, Google’s self-driving car unit, has filed suit against Uber claiming that a former Waymo engineer stole 14,000 computer files and transferred them to Uber’s self-driving car unit, thus giving Uber an advantage. This week, the presiding judge dismissed a defendant and rejected a technical analysis of one of Waymo’s expert witnesses. “The exclusion of Waymo’s expert is devastating for Waymo’s lofty damages claims,” said Janelle. “Without the expert, Waymo will have trouble establishing damages, especially the more speculative projections.”

The full article, “Waymo’s Bid for $1.86 Billion in Uber Case Is Hurt by Expert’s Removal,” was published by Bloomberg on November 3, 2017, and is available online.