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Judge who sentenced a former Google employee to 18 months' prison for stealing trade secrets, said the case was "strong" even if the president pardoned him.
A long-running Silicon Valley soap opera took an unexpected twist on Jan 20 after outgoing President Donald Trump pardoned a former Google engineer for stealing self-driving car secrets shortly before joining Uber.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had given a full pardon to a former Google engineer sentenced for stealing a trade secret on self-driving cars months before he briefly headed Uber Technologies Inc's rival unit.
With deep pockets, some of the best brains in robotics and its hallmark hustle, Uber Technologies Inc was once a serious contender in the race to build self-driving cars and revolutionise global transportation.
A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber’s effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service.
A US judge on Aug 4 sentenced former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski to 18 months in prison for stealing a trade secret from Google related to self-driving cars months before becoming the head of Uber Technologies Inc's rival unit.
US prosecutors say Anthony Levandowski should spend 27 months in prison. The autonomous-driving engineer argues that at the height of the coronavirus, that could be a "death sentence”.
Anthony Levandowski, the autonomous-driving engineer who agreed to plead guilty to stealing trade secrets from Google, should spend 27 months in prison, US prosecutors say.
Uber Technologies Inc says a guilty plea by its former star engineer is proof that he’s a liar — and supports its decision to make Anthony Levandowski alone shoulder a US$180mil (RM786.60mil) legal award Google won against him.
Engineer Anthony Levandowski, known for advancing self-driving car technology in the last decade, agreed to plead guilty on Thursday to taking sensitive documents from his former employer Google