File this under the category of David beating Goliath. Last year an engineer named Eric Swildens, who has no apparent connection to the self-driving car industry, filed a formal challenge against a Waymo patent on a design for a spinning laser sensor called lidar. Swildens argued Waymo’s lidar patent bore too much resemblance to a patent filed by Velodyne, a pioneer of lidar for self driving car...
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