“Apple Inc. failed to convince a judge that information about its software in court filings that’s already available on the Internet and in print is ‘trade secrets’ that should remain sealed from public view,” Karen Gullo reports for Bloomberg.
“Apple, the maker of the iPad and iPhone, had asked U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco to seal documents containing information about its Mac OS X operating system and computer products, including Apple’s technological protection measure, system integrity checks and thermal management techniques, according to court documents,” Gullo reports. “The Cupertino, California-based company didn’t deny that the information was already public or argue that it was misappropriated, Alsup said in his ruling today. Apple maintained that because it wasn’t the source of the information and had never confirmed it, trade secret protection still exists, Alsup said. ‘Apple cannot have this court seal information merely to avoid confirmation that the publicly available sources got it right,’ Alsup said.”
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