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What you need to know as Waymo-Uber trial kicks off

An illustration of a Waymo car colliding with an Uber
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios

The long-awaited trial between Uber and Waymo over alleged theft of trade secrets on autonomous driving tech will finally begin today.

The big deal: Aside from involving two high-profile companies, this trial could end in Uber having to pay a lot of money to Waymo (if the jury and judge see it that way), and could have big implications for the race to build self-driving cars and for the legal difference between trade secrets and work expertise.