“Google Inc. was ordered by a judge to reveal how it’s searching for internal documents related to its Android operating system sought by Apple Inc. (AAPL) in a patent-infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co.,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg News.
“U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal in San Jose, California, ordered Google within two days to disclose what terms it’s using to find documents Apple has requested in pretrial information sharing, and to tell Apple which Google employees those documents came from,” Rosenblatt reports. “Google had argued the collection of information would be too burdensome.”
MacDailyNews Take: Bullshit. The “collection of information” is Google’s raison d’être (at least it was before knocking off iOS became such a focus).
Rosenblatt reports, “‘The court cannot help but note the irony that Google, a pioneer in searching the Internet, is arguing that it would be unduly burdened by producing a list of how it searched its own files,’ Grewal wrote in his order.”
MacDailyNews Take: Uh, yeah, what he said.
“Apple seeks the information as part of its second patent case against Samsung in the same court, arguing that Google’s Android is used in all of Samsung’s allegedly infringing products and “provides much of the accused functionality” in Apple’s claims, according to a court filing,” Rosenblatt reports. “The second case covers technology in newer smartphones made by both companies, including its iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III. The suit follows a previous case in which a jury awarded Cupertino, California-based Apple $1.05 billion in damages, finding Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung infringed six of the iPhone maker’s mobile-device patents.”
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