On December 3, 2015 , records show, Levandowski looked up how to access Waymo’s design server . The following day, Waymo’s attorneys assert that he met with Uber’s executives, and, records suggest, a draft term sheet for his future startup was dated the same day. The draft proposal’s existence appears to have not been made public until now. A week later, December 11, Levandowski downloaded 14,000 files from Google’s repository . By January 15, he formed Ottomotto (an early name for the company). And on January 27 he resigned from Google without prior notice.