Alphabet self-driving car unit seeks injunction against Uber

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Posted: Mar 10, 2017 2:08 PM

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit on Friday said it would seek a preliminary injunction against Uber [UBER.UL] in a high-profile intellectual property lawsuit, according to a court filing.

Alphabet's autonomous car unit, Waymo, sued Uber last month, alleging that a former employee downloaded and stole more than 14,000 confidential files, including details on light detection and ranging sensor technology known as Lidar, a crucial element in most self-driving car systems.

(Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Leslie Adler)