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

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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99 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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!

6. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 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.

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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?

25. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

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

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 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

22. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Thanks for helping, Dark.

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.

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

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.

52. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

80. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wow dude really

83. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

53. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Thanks for helping, PapaSmurf!

35. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Dear stealthd, If you have nothing to bash, don't bash. Yours truly, xperiaDROID

26. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

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

66. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

75. Nephylim

Posts: 134; Member since: Apr 04, 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

81. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me???

84. Nephylim

Posts: 134; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

not you... quadrazeus !!!!

89. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

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

90. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

hahahahahahahahahahahah :D

96. Trex95

Posts: 2361; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

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

2. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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

16. duckymomo26

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

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

18. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

94. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

3. omacmagic

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Sick and tired of this Apple company.

4. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 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.)

7. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

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

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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