“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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