Apple Targets Android Source Code Search Documents in Suit Against Samsung

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    As the ongoing court battles between Apple and Samsung continue, Bloomberg reports that Apple has become more aggressive in pushing for Google to turn over Android-related documents that may be pertinent to the case. Apple argues that Google's refusal to reveal the search terms it is using to find documents requested by Apple as part of the pretrial discovery phase of the latest lawsuit between Apple and Samsung suggests that Google may not be finding certain relevant documents.
    Google lawyer Matthew Warren has argued that Apple is seeking an unfair advantage, keeping Google out of the formal case in order to prevent reciprocal discovery efforts while still prying into Google's internal documents through third-party discovery. According to Warren:
    The case at hand relates to some of Apple's and Samsung's latest handsets, including the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S III. It is a followup to a previous case that saw a jury award Apple $1 billion, although the judge in the case has voided nearly half of that judgment due to jury errors and a new trial to determine corrected damages is set for November.

    Article Link: Apple Targets Android Source Code Search Documents in Suit Against Samsung
     
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    Apple, I'd be more impressed if you created some new products. Ones people actually want like a new Mac Pro!!
     
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    They clearly make products people want or Sammy wouldn't find the need to copy then fight for the right to do so. Apple is rightly holding their cards long enough to prove they will fight and to limit the anount of time Sammy and others have to react before the holidays.
     
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    When Google switches it's Nexus line to Chrome OS.
     
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    Every time I see an article about the tech company lawsuits, all I picture anymore is a massive free for all pie fight between them. :D
     
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    I think that Bloomberg has made a mess with this report and Apple is not asking for Android source code.

    Apple filled a motion at the end of April asking Google what term was using for searching some discovery evidence.
     
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    [sarcasm] Why not use the all the money used for lawyer & court costs & instead use it to invest in R&D for new products? We've heard how the iOS team pulled developers from the Mac OS X team. Why not hire more developers?

    Also, why not spend more money on the Mac Pro and other products to make them more competitive with the $500 DIY computers? There are a lot of spec wh*res (by that I mean people who only care about specs) in the world. If the Mac Pro had leading edge graphics, CPUs & other things, a lot more people would seriously look at the Mac Pro. I don't want it to end up like the xServe.
     
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    android is open source. they can simply get code from repository.
     
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    These lawsuits will never end unless Apple buys samsung.
     
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    at that scale I hardly believe it would ever be called a buy-out.
    maybe a merger

    just saying
     
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    Or Samsung buys Apple
     
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    When the world no longer revolves around money.
     
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    Bla bla bla. Just as the lawyer team of Apple were working on new products...
     
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    Samsung should make the Mac Pro.
     
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    If a search/ad company can't find something, maybe it doesn't exist?

    LOL
     
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    Perhaps Apple thinks that Google's search works like Apple Maps and wants to double down on accuracy :eek:
     
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    Which would likely never be allowed, nor ever be an option for either companies shareholders.
     
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    And none of both has the money to buy the other
     
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    And Apple would be more impressed if Samsung did... I think that's the point of these, no?
     
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    If it ran OS X I'd buy it

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    I think it's best to leave Samsung as a competitor. :) Competition is good.
     
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    Apple has more money than they know what to do with. The invest some into products, and they invest other money into litigation. Both are intended to turn a profit.

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    There's not enough money in that platform for a company like Samsung to even bother with it.
     

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