Google and Motorola Ordered To Hand Over Android Data to Apple

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    Google and a Motorola Mobility were ordered by the U.S. judge presiding over the Apple patent lawsuit to turn over information about the development of Google’s Android operating system. Google Inc. must also hand over to Apple information about their pending $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility said U.S. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner. Apple’s attorneys’ said “The Android/Motorola acquisition discovery is highly relevant to Apple’s claims and defenses.” Motorola shot back and opposed Apple's request by saying that Google is not a party to the lawsuit:

    Judge Richard A. Posner has scheduled back-to-back trials before separate juries starting June 11. The first will address six Apple patents, and the second will cover three Motorola patents.

    And so it goes, just another day in patent lawsuit land.

    Source: Bloomberg
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    Apple better be careful...

    Motorola is one of those companies you don't screw with. They have patents that refer simply to "radio." Not a specific type or frequency, just "radio." They need to play hardball with Apple and shut them up for good when it comes to patents.
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    Maybe this is why Google and Moto stressed that they would remain separate entities? For Google to avoid handing documentation on Android to Apple?
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    Wow. Apple's lawyers are no joke, even if this latest claim is. I'm not a legal expert, but I'm a little perplexed on what grounds a judge could have ruled in Apple's favor here. It basically screams "no fair, a Google/Moto combo means our victims start punching back...hard"

    Apple is the proverbial kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar. They've been bullying everyone around and then Google & Moto look to combine and it's "Ohhhhhhhhh Shhhhhitackie mushrooms"
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    Every time I read about Apple filing a patent lawsuit against android producing companies it makes me sick. Someone is seriously carrying the Steve Jobs torch to "destroy android" and it's really tragically retarded in the business sense. Even if they were to thwart Google and kill Android, do they really think people will run out to get Iphones? lmao.
    What I think is funny about it are all the programmers I know from back in the day that are laughing at this whole situation with Apple suing everyone else for doing what apple did unchallenged, for years.
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    That's exactly what would happen. Android is far and away iOS's biggest competition. You don't see too many questions on "Windows Mobile vs Android/Apple". It's always Apple vs Android. If Apple is successful in this current lawsuit, it could be devastating to any device not running iOS. I guarantee that if Android were killed off, a lot of forum members would run toward Apple. People have become dependent on their smart phone. If Apple is the only way they can get their fix, you're damn right that's where they'll go.
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    If Android disappeared tomorrow, believe me when I say, I'd hang on to my Thunderbolt until MS got their act together. I figure I could hold out for two years.

    The last thing ANYONE wants is for Apple to be the only game in town.
    The average consumer would be pounded in the buttocks with a fury never witnessed by mankind.
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    +1^^^^

    That's what I did. Mainly because of all the Android device releases in the final quarter of last year. Just seems like certain manufacturers were "getting what they can, while they can" Every device seemed to be a "Flag Ship device" and the actual flag ship device (GNex) was terrible!! IMO

    People will definitely go to IOS without Android around anymore.
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    I'd go to RIM

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    your trip to RIM would only be a short one. :)
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    I predict Windows Phone 8 will begin to syphon off iOS and Android users once Apollo launches. Just a hunch.....
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    I would hang on to my bionic until it broke then look into windows mobile. But I think moto needs to dig deep into the patent chest and throw something at apple that is a huge blow.

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    Not if ios was my only other alternative. I've escaped the sheep pen and won't be going back. If they take my phone I'll get a blackberry. If they take my Tab I'll get a laptop.
    It looks to me like Apple isn't trying so much for 1 killer blow as much as death by a thousand paper cuts

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    Yep. I said last year that the things that Microsoft had planned for W8 and WP7+ looked VERY interesting. I almost got laughed out of the forum, but I still stand by that statement. I think they truly have some good stuff cooking up especially with their plan on OS and window scaling across devices.


    We're about to see some really sweet tech from them within the next year.
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    Apple deserves to go bankrupt, tho its basically impossible,but filing all these lawsuits n getting rulings in their favor says one thing...the courts n politicians have their pockets stuffed with Apple profits and they'll DO ANYTHING to make sure it stays top dog.
    Its sad n pathetic that a "tech" company of their magnitude has to resort to these ridiculous tactics. Instead of copying androids notification bar system and then try n sue for something like slide to unlock feature is an absolute joke.
    And to the guy who said we'd all flock to iOS if they managed to squash android, not me, I would NEVER support a joke of a company like Apple that doesn't know how to create any new innovative technologies since Mr. Jobs was laid to rest. Coming out with a "new" ipad that has a better processor and more memory doesn't count. Anybody could predict that, That's expected upgrades, where's the REAL innovation? Yea, its gone, it left with Steve, now dim wits r left running the gig. Its things like this that make everyone outside the USA despite it...its really not a good look.

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    The DoD OK'd Android devices about 2 months ago. Troops in the field are using Android powered devices with specialized apps too. I got to see a few at AUSA in DC last fall.
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    Not once did I say every Android user would flock to Apple. I said a lot would. Everyone saying "not me" and "I wouldn't" are the exception.

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    No I hear ya, the majority of android peeps, as in the ones who don't ponder thru these forums, I'm sure would go to iOS without even thinking about it. With no hesitation. They're just the ones who want a working phone with internet capabilities and could care less about any of these lawsuits. But to us, the people who question things, I have to ask how in the world can important people in high places make these stupid, hugely impactful decisions? Whatever happened to antitrust? Isn't there supposed to be things in place to prevent a "only game in town" scenario? I remember back in the day M$ got dragged into court every other week because they had the only OS on the market basically. When will it end? Probably never, or until all the idiots in charge of making crazy decisions like this are died off.

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