2017 Supreme Court and Precedential Patent Cases From the Federal Circuit, With Some Significant Cases from 2016

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Arbitration -

Waymo v. Uber Technologies, 870 F.3d 1342 (Fed. Cir. 2017) -

Waymo sued Uber and others for trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement. Uber contends that Waymo should be compelled to arbitrate the matter because of an arbitration agreement between Waymo and its former employee/inventor/intervenor Levandowski. The panel affirms the district court ruling that compulsory arbitration is not appropriate based in part on the representation by Waymo that it is not relying on its employment agreements with Levandowski to prove its claims.

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