“Steve Jobs gave a lot of juicy quotes before he died, and Apple Inc. has failed to keep some of them out of an upcoming patent trial against Google’s Motorola Mobility unit, according to a court ruling,” Dan Levine reports for Reuters. “Jobs had discussed Apple’s patent litigation with biographer Walter Isaacson. ‘Our lawsuit is saying, ‘Google, you fucking ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off,” Jobs told Isaacson. ‘Grand theft.’ He added: ‘I’m willing to go to thermonuclear war on this.'”
“In a court filing last month, Apple acknowledged that Jobs was ‘very angry’ over Google’s behavior,” Levine reports. “‘To avoid any potential prejudice to Apple if Motorola attempts to use the book to appeal to the jury’s passion,’ the filing says, ‘Apple asks that the court prevent any reference to the Jobs book during the trial.'”
Levine reports, “In a brief order filed on Thursday, Chicago federal judge Richard Posner rejected Apple’s request without explanation.”
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