Apple and Android lightsaber duel

Earlier this week, we told you about Apple’s complaint over Google’s resistance to hand over parts of the Android source code documentation. Apple’s request is part of its ongoing California patent fight against Samsung. Bloomberg now reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal ordered the Internet giant  to disclose within two days what terms it’s using to find documents Apple has requested.

Despite Google’s insistence that the collection of such information would be “too burdensome,” the court also ordered that the search monster tell Apple “which Google employees those documents came from”

Bloomberg has the quote attributed to judge Grewal:

The court cannot help but note the irony that Google, a pioneer in searching the Internet, is arguing that it would be unduly burdened by producing a list of how it searched its own files.

Apple’s request is part of its proxy fight against Google’s Android through patent litigation with Samsung, the maker of Galaxy devices.

Google is actually a third-party to Apple’s second patent case against Samsung.

The second case follows the high-profile August 2012 trial that saw Apple win $1.05 in damages after the jury found that Samsung infringed six of Apple’s utility patents.

According to a court filing, Apple alleges that Android, which powers Samsung’s infringing products, “provides much of the accused functionality.”

Apple’s lawyers previously warned the court that Google is “improperly withholding information” related to Android’s source code documentation.

Back in January, Samsung was pressuring Apple into reveal the iOS 6 source code.

The iPhone maker called the request filed at a Korean court “insane” and said Samsung attempted to trick it into revealing its “most important data”.

  • tim

    Apple only won $1.05? :/ doesn’t seem like much :p

    • Hahahah not rven enough to pay the lucky winner for the 50billion thingy

  • Apple doesn’t need to crush Samsung in a patent battle, but certainly I hope it does, I hate Samsung.

    • moofer

      Samesmug is completely void of any/all ethics. They deserve what they got coming to them.

    • Gorgonphone

      samsung suuucks.

    • g35suck

      Idiot. iPhone 4 (2010) is a copy of the LG Prada KE850 (2006). Where have you been?

      • dude, seriously? go and find other 3 dudes that think that’s a copy and we’ll talk.

  • get them apple, show them whos boss

  • The samsung moto: copy like crazy…earn money because some idiots buy it…then when you lose a case give apple a part of your profit..

    After some time..start copying again

  • The pic on this blog should be reversed. Cause there is like 1,000 android phones company angainst apple …