SAN FRANCISCO — In a jam-packed courtroom early Monday morning, the lead attorney representing Waymo in its driverless car lawsuit against Uber launched into trial by casting Uber and ex-CEO Travis Kalanick as willing to do anything to win a fierce technological arms race.

The kickoff of the two-week trial in U.S. District Judge William Alsup’s courtroom—after two previous delays—was the culmination of a year of furiously paced litigation between Waymo’s team at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s, and Uber’s sprawling lineup of attorneys from Susman Godfrey, Boies Schiller Flexner, and Morrison & Foerster.

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