New details were brought to light in the contentious legal battle pitting ride-hailing giant Uber against Alphabet's ( GOOGL) self-driving unit Waymo.
Waymo sought a minimum of $1 billion in damages and for Uber to issue a public apology as the conditions to settle the tumultuous legal battle in which Waymo sued the rideshare company over allegedly trying to poach staff and steal data, according to Reuters.
Waymo has also reportedly asked that an independent monitor be appointed to carefully watch over Uber's productions to ensure it is not stealing its technology.
Uber has rejected those terms as "non-starters," the report said.
Amy Candido, a Waymo attorney, declined to comment on any settlement talks, but said the company's reasons for suing Uber are "pretty clear."
"Waymo had one goal: To stop Uber from using its trade secrets," she said. "That remains its goal."
The two companies are currently locked in a dispute with Anthony Levandowski, an engineer at Alphabet who later joined Uber.
Waymo has accused Uber of stealing its technology connected to a sensor allowing autonomous vehicles to drive themselves. Waymo's lawsuit alleges that Levandowski downloaded 9.7 gigabytes of information pertinent to its self-driving technology, and then transferred the files to another device.
After leaving Alphabet in January 2016, just after he allegedly downloaded the files, Levandowski led the self-driving car company Otto. Uber would later purchase the company in August 2016, placing Levandowski in charge of its self-driving efforts. In May, Waymo urged a judge to levy a ban on Uber's self-driving initiatives until the matter is resolved.
Uber responded to the charge by calling it a "baseless attempt to slow down a competitor," but it eventually fired Levandowski amid the legal battle.
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