Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al

Filing 2078

FURTHER TENTATIVE JURY INSTRUCTION [re #2010 TENTATIVE JURY INSTRUCTIONS ON TRADE SECRET MISAPPROPRIATION]. DEADLINES: NOON ON 11/3 to file critique and NOON ON 11/7 to file counter critique. Signed by Judge William Alsup on 10/24/2017. (whasec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/24/2017)

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Case 3:17-cv-00939-WHA Document 2078 Filed 10/24/17 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 WAYMO LLC, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 Plaintiff, v. UBER TECHNOLOGIES INC, OTTOMOTTO LLC, and OTTO TRUCKING LLC, 18 FURTHER TENTATIVE JURY INSTRUCTION Defendants. / 16 17 No. C 17-00939 WHA Below please find another tentative jury instruction that may assist our jury. By NOON ON NOVEMBER 3, counsel shall please critique (up to six pages total) and by NOON ON 19 NOVEMBER 7, counsel may submit counter critiques (up to four pages total). Please follow the 20 same guidelines as to authorities set forth at Docket No. 2010. (The earlier critiques and 21 counter critiques are still due on their original schedule.) 22 23 An engineer will, through trial and error and application of his or 24 her professional skills, sharpen his or her skills and accumulate insights 25 that supplement the skill and know-how otherwise known in his or her 26 field. When the engineer moves to his or her next job with a new 27 employer, the engineer cannot be expected to delete such on-the-job 28 practical lessons from his or her memory and will remain free under Case 3:17-cv-00939-WHA Document 2078 Filed 10/24/17 Page 2 of 2 1 the law to use those practical lessons to the same extent as skill and 2 know-how otherwise known in the field. The engineer cannot, however, 3 go further in his new job with a new employer and misappropriate specific 4 engineering solutions developed by his prior employer, even those 5 developed by him or her, where such specific solutions qualify as a trade 6 secret. It is for the jury to decide in each case whether the engineer has 7 misappropriated a trade secret versus merely used practical lessons from 8 his prior employment. 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 IT IS SO ORDERED. 12 13 14 Dated: October 24, 2017. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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