It has emerged today that Google is playing hard to get when it comes to producing parts of its Android source code documentation.
In the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung, Apple complained over Google’s unwillingness to reveal parts of its Android source code documentation, arguing that Google is improperly withholding information.
It emerged that the Magistrate Judge also ordered Google to disclose in the next two days what search terms it is using to find the requested documents, and reveal which employees the documents came from.
Google is now claiming that acquiring this information would be “too burdensome”. In response, judge Paul S. Grewal stated:
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 claims that most of Samsung’s prosecution power actually stems from Google’s Android operating system, and it seems that Google might be guilty of some stalling tactics in this particular instance.