Google parent Alphabet has turned to the litigator who waged its smartphone wars—Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan partner Charles Verhoeven—for a suit over the future of self-driving cars.

Alphabet’s automobile subsidiary Waymo sued Uber Technologies Inc. on Thursday in San Francisco federal court, accusing it of using stolen laser technology that Google spent years and millions of dollars developing. Waymo v. Uber Technologies accuses Uber and its driverless car subsidiary, Ottomotto LLC, of violating state and federal trade secret laws, infringing three Google patents and unfair competition.

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