Apple seeks to prevent Google from spying on its high-level negotiations with Qualcomm

“A new document filed by Apple in its Qualcomm-related antisuit action against Google’s Motorola Mobility in the Southern District of California doesn’t require much explanation, but it is worth sharing,” Florian Müller reports for FOSS Patents.

“It’s a heavily-redacted brief opposing a motion by Google to provide access to its own in-house counsel (four lawyers in total, some of them employed by Google itself and others by Motorola Mobility) to certain documents relating to negotiations between high-level Apple and Qualcomm executives,” Müller reports. “Apple describes Google’s motion for access to those licensing-related documents as ‘hypocritical’ given that Motorola previously denied Apple’s in-house lawyers access to confidential information they needed in connection with this litigation.”

Müller reports, “Access to confidential licensing-related documents is a more sensitive issue than ever in light of the “Patentgate” scandal involving Samsung’s attorneys’ improper disclosures of secret Apple-Nokia license terms to Samsung executives.”

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12 Comments

    1. I’m going to guess that about 75% of the population is clueless as to why you would say anything like that, and probably 40% of those, plus 50% of the remaining 25% don’t have the same set of values as those of us here who feel that Google is evil incarnate.

      1. Yep, whenever I make a comment about how much I detest Google or Samsung people look at me like I’ve gone off the deep end. It’s pretty hard to explain everything we’ve learned here over the years about those companies.

        1. Flying far back in time, I used to bother to despise General Electric, pointing out their penchant for imitation vs innovation, their crap design skills, planned obsolescence and bad attitude toward their customers. People would look at me as if I was berserk. Then Fukushima nuke plants blow and still can’t stop poisoning the ocean, GE designed and built. Now people go ‘Oh. That’s sad.’

          I expect similar evil-seen-in-hindsight ahead regarding Google.

  1. Google may be evil but it is now considered THE tech darling of Wall Street. Investors love the company.

    Maybe investors love evil because money is the root of all evil. Also possible is that evil is the root of all money. Pure nonsense, huh? Maybe Apple needs to get a little evil. Maybe a lot more evil.

    1. No Laughing_Boy48, Apple never needs to get even a little evil. And when they botch it up and do go evil, a lot of us around here nail them for it and they typically sterilize the problem.

      As for Google ‘THE tech darhing of Wall-Nut Street’:
      Bubbles eventually *POP*

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