Well, they are a crap company, but in this instance they are rightly covering their collective asses by doing whatever the court requests. Did they knowingly purchase Otto (Otto? what, otto-parts?!*) to get at those tasty files, or were they duped into thinking this guy is a self-made, auto-drive-coding genius? This reminds me of the action John Carmack was getting while involved in that Oculus VR legal problem, only it is very clear that Mr Carmack would probably not need to steal docs from his previous employer to setup shop anew. Look at his wiki entry, it is FLOODED with projects that are either the first of their kind and a new class of visual software design, or just plain cool:
Tony? Not so much, but it looks like his is the real deal, unless he built his "ghostrider" self-driving motorcycle using other people's ideas:
So, it looks like he could be the real deal to some extent, but having to steal all those docs is somewhat telling. If he had "the goods" in his head like John, he'd be good to go. If you have to copy some docs to provide the seed to the next oak, you are treading a thin line, me laddo.
And of course, he's going to claim to be the real deal. Anybody would, unless they are honest and know otherwise. Look at Bob Kane, for DECADES he claimed to be the sole creator of Batman, only he wasn't. He collaborated early and often with Bill Finger, and eventually mentioned in a interview that Bill came up with over 75% of the ideas used. But, that was after Bill died penniless in the 1970s. No one person comes up with all that genius. It is a rare thing when they do, but few qualify as a sole genius. More often there are important players hidden from view, for one reason or another.
* see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repo_Man_(film)