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Apple asks Google to turn over Android source code for its lawsuit against Samsung

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Apple asks Google to turn over Android source code for its lawsuit against Samsung
Apple is now asking Google for Android source code documents as part of the discovery process for its patent trial against Samsung. The Cupertino based tech giant says that since all of the devices involved in its second patent infringement suit against Samsung are powered by Android, the open source OS "provides much of the accused functionality" in the claims made by Apple against its Korean rival. Apple attorney Mark Lyons told U.S. Magistrate Paul Grewal that he is concerned that Google is not looking in every nook and cranny for documents that meet the terms of Apple's request and wants the judge to force Google to turn over the source code.

Google responded by saying that Apple made the "strategic decision" to keep Google off of the complaint filed, and as a third party to the law suit it is not covered by the same legal rights that both Apple and Samsung are when it comes to the exchange of pre-trial documents known as "discovery". Google attorney MatthewWarren is concerned that turning over the requested documents to Apple might lead to "future discovery that we don’t think they’re entitled to" and might give Apple "ideas about how to proceed that they wouldn’t have had."

The lawsuit is scheduled to begin next March. It will be proceeded by a new trial covering some of the Samsung devices that had been found by a jury last year, to have infringed on Apple patents. However, Judge Lucy Koh ruled that the jury made a mistake in awarding $1.05 billion to Apple and vacated some of the award pending a new trial which will take place in November. After Koh's ruling, Apple was left with an award totaling $639.4 million.

source: Bloomberg

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posted on 08 May 2013, 11:29 25

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Google, just ignore Apple. The best way to stop this court battle is to ignore Apple, and also Samsung. And remember, don't even think about helping them!

posted on 08 May 2013, 11:40 22

6. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Lol, ignoring them isn't in Google's hand. There are things called 'law', 'order', 'court' and 'ruling'.
That's why instead of commenting at EVERY DAMN article, improve your GK, kid.

posted on 08 May 2013, 11:52 14

12. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


You can disagree with me, but you can't always go against me like that, dude.

You replied me a lot of times, "Dude, you're awfully cheesy", you always call me cheesy.

I had enough of this! You need to learn how to reply a DAMN comment!
My suggestion is not your suggestion! Is that clear?

posted on 08 May 2013, 12:10 9

25. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Whoa! Sorry to hurt you. :/
But I just can't resist pressing that reply button next to your comment.

posted on 08 May 2013, 12:06 10

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 22164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Quad this dudes only 14 man, cut him some slack. At least he's showing interest in something other than the BS most kids his age are into. Xperia I think quads your own personal droiddoes

posted on 08 May 2013, 12:08 6

22. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Thanks for helping, Dark.

posted on 08 May 2013, 12:21 9

27. stealthd (unregistered)


Here's some real help: if you're 14 and don't know anything about law, don't pretend you know what you're talking about.

posted on 08 May 2013, 12:26 11

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Here's some even better help: Find other things to do other than try to bash a 14 year old. Thanks and have a great day.

posted on 08 May 2013, 13:06 9

44. stealthd (unregistered)


I don't care how old someone is, this is the Internet. Grow up or get out. You can't fall back on "but I'm 14" here. If you don't know what you're talking about just STFU. It's not complicated.

posted on 08 May 2013, 13:19 2

52. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Aww.....you're butthurt eh?

posted on 08 May 2013, 17:31

80. darkkjedii (Posts: 22164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wow dude really

posted on 08 May 2013, 17:53 2

83. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You're exactly what's wrong with the internet. Please get off and go outside. Acting tough through a keyboard? You should definitely consider putting that on your job application! Grow the f--- up already and stop acting like a eight year old.

posted on 08 May 2013, 13:19 2

53. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Thanks for helping, PapaSmurf!

posted on 08 May 2013, 12:43 1

35. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Dear stealthd,

If you have nothing to bash, don't bash.

Yours truly,
xperiaDROID

posted on 08 May 2013, 12:12 6

26. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Alright, lightjeddi. I get your point there.
But...Uh I love mocking kids. :/
And hey, droiddoesn't.

posted on 08 May 2013, 13:49 4

66. darkkjedii (Posts: 22164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol Xperias a cool dude though, and he has a lotta good points.

posted on 08 May 2013, 14:53 2

75. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


every single comment posted by you is against samsung

hey troll, dont be jealous !!!

Maybe samsung will not sell very well (full of sarcasm) LOL

posted on 08 May 2013, 17:33

81. darkkjedii (Posts: 22164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Me???

posted on 08 May 2013, 18:03

84. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


not you...
quadrazeus !!!!

posted on 09 May 2013, 00:55

89. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Lol, which part of my comment is against Samsung? Dumbass!

posted on 09 May 2013, 01:37

90. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


hahahahahahahahahahahah :D

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:58 1

96. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Actually Google doesn't like Samsung. Just ask yourself why Samsung hate Andro Robin the Android founder!

posted on 08 May 2013, 11:35 7

2. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Samsung knows that in the end they copy everybody and that is why they are on there on the Tizen plan.

posted on 08 May 2013, 12:00 11

16. duckymomo26 (Posts: 19; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


In what part of the article does it says Samsung is copying?

posted on 08 May 2013, 12:03 11

18. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


You should understand that not everyone who sees an article actually reads it. Once it has "Samsung" on it, these uneducated ones, jump on it it wth "copying', etc.

posted on 09 May 2013, 02:46

94. joey_sfb (Posts: 6044; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


If they want to make any request, Google should be allow to particpate in the lawsuit and bring on in patents that are infringe by apple just like what Samsung did.

posted on 08 May 2013, 11:36 16

3. omacmagic (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Sick and tired of this Apple company.

posted on 08 May 2013, 11:37 13

4. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


screw you rotten apple, just gtfo, you copied android features, google doesn't sue you, samsung took a little cue from you, you sue them

features that were stolen (and already available before apple) by apple from android
1.)Notification Center
2.) Notification center widgets
3.) folders
4.) front facing camera
5.) 4G LTE
6.)

posted on 08 May 2013, 11:42 8

7. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


6.) panoramic picture
7.) led flash
8.) multitasking
9.) turn by turn navigation
10.) ota updates
11.) voice commands
12.) wallpapers

posted on 08 May 2013, 12:29 4

32. stealthd (unregistered)


Android wasn't first for any of those features, and you can't patent "features", only a specific implementation of a feature, so they wouldn't be able to sue for any of those anyway.

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