Google, Motorola told to give Android data to Apple
Aww, they're so cute when they fight! No, not the fluffy kittens, I'm referring to the battles between Apple, Google and Motorola Mobility. U.S. Judge Richard A. Posner ordered Google and the soon-to-be-purchased-by-Google Motorola Mobility to hand over info about the development of the Android OS and Google's purchase of Moto to Apple.
Not surprisingly, Motorola has opposed Apple's request for the information, saying that Google isn't a party to the nastiness between Apple and Motorola Mobility. In a court filing on Monday, Motorola's lawyers stated that "Google's employees and documents are not within the 'possession, custody, or control' of Motorola, and Motorola cannot force Google to produce documents of witnesses over Google's objections."
Apple's attorneys fired back with "the Android/Motorola acquisition discovery is highly relevant to Apple's claims and defenses." You wacky kids! Anyway, Judge Posner has scheduled back-to-back trials before two separate juries, beginning on June 11, 2012. At the first trial, six Apple patents will be addressed, leaving three Moto patents for the second trial. TUAW will be covering the play-by-play as it happens, provided the blogger assigned to the trials can stay awake.
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