Judge says Apple request for Google, Motorola documents too ‘vague’
Apple has lost its battle to force Motorola to turn over data about Google’s development of its Android mobile-phone operating system and planned acquisition of the mobile-phone manufacturer.
U.S. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner, who in June will preside over back-to-back patent trials pitting Apple against Motorola, denied the production request in a single-paragraph order: “The motion is vague and overbroad and Motorola’s objections are persuasive,” Posner wrote. The mobile-phone maker’s opposition to Apple’s March 16 demand was filed under seal.