Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has asked a judge to force Google to turn over documents related to its Android operating system. This request came as Apple gathers evidence for its second patent case against Samsung Electronics. Both companies are filing patent infringement claims for technology in newer smartphones such as the iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III.
“Apple told U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal in San Jose, California, that Google is improperly withholding information about what terms it’s using to find the documents Apple has requested in pretrial information sharing, Bloomberg reports for Joel Rosenblatt. “Apple, as part of its second patent-infringement lawsuit against Samsung in the same court, argues that Android is used in all of Samsung’s allegedly infringing products and “provides much of the accused functionality” .
“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.”
According to the report, the second case is Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., 12-cv-630, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose).