"a court-appointed "special master" will make sure the order is followed."
"Anthony, while we're working together I'd like you to adopt suitable work attire"
Joking aside (who knew "special master" was a thing in US Courts?) Uber seem to be having some difficulty explaining exactly what his contribution to the project is. This could be because it was
a) Phenomenally complex demanding a PhD in Physics to follow (the "We were told 'you want to get this done, he's the man you need. With him on board you can't fail" defense) or
b) To steal a shedload of date from Google and make it accessible to Uber without leaving them anywhere on their corporate network where discovery could find it. Sarbanes Oxley and all that.
Were he found guilty of b) that would make him a) Probably the worlds highest paid industrial spy and Uber (if they handed it all over in one lump) the worlds dumbest employer of industrial spies.
There's a slight chance AQ Khan may have made more from the sale of the European gas centrifuge design to various nations but I somehow doubt it.
Note Trial not done. Could be acquitted of all charges. Leaves court without a stain on his character etc.
But Waymo don't come out of this too well either. 9 moths to suspect something fishy knowing several ex employees when to a competitor? Trying to classify basic optics as a trade secret?