Alphabet Inc. self-driving vehicle unit Waymo LLC is seeking $1.86 billion in damages from Uber Technologies Inc. in its lawsuit over a trade secret related to technology that Waymo says a former Uber executive stole from it, according to court papers filed late Friday.
At a hearing in federal court last week, Uber lawyers said that Waymo was seeking $2.6 billion in damages for a trade secret it has accused Waymo of appropriating. But, according to the court filing that statement was incorrect.
Friday filing also said that the damages sought by the Alphabet self-driving unit were not additive, meaning that even if a jury found Uber guilty of appropriating every trade secret it has been accused of, the damages sought would be $1.86 billion.
Alphabet shares are down 1.8% to $927.02 in afternoon trading.
In the lawsuit, Waymo has accused former Uber executive Anthony Levandowski of downloading 14,000 proprietary files before quitting to start his own self-driving vehicle company that Uber soon acquired. Uber has denied that it has used Waymo’s trade secrets in developing its own system for…