The Mack Institute asks
Before 1 July 2018, will Uber, or any of its subsidiaries, agree to a settlement or be found liable for trade secrets violations in the case brought by Waymo in the Northern District of California?
In February, Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet (Google's parent company), filed suit against Uber Technologies and some of its subsidiaries for stealing information related to autonomous vehicle development (The Atlantic). For more information on Waymo LLC v Uber Technologies, Inc. et all (3:2017cv00939), currently before Federal District Judge William Alsup, see: Waymo-Uber Complaint. Settlements reached that do not include an admission of liability will still resolve the question as "yes." Subsequent appeals will not affect the resolution.