In a new development of the never ending Apple v. Samsung court battles, Apple has made a request to Google that it turn over some Android source code documents. It is making the claim that Google has been “improperly withholding information”, going on to say how Android itself “provides much of the accused functionality.” From the report by Bloomberg:
“It’s a question of transparency,” Mark Lyon, a lawyer for Apple, told Grewal yesterday, referring to the documents. “We have concerns that they’re not doing a full search.”
Matthew Warren, a lawyer for Google who also represents Samsung, told Grewal that Apple made a “strategic decision” in filing its case “to keep Google off the complaint.”
The argument Warren is making is that Apple may find something that it isn’t necessarily “entitled to”, seeing as Google is only a 3rd party of the case, and not the one being directly involved in the lawsuit. It will be interesting to see what way this spins.
What do you think? Should Google turn them over? Or should it not have to? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.