Earlier in the month, news spread over Apple filing and winning request through the U.S. court system that would grant them access to information about Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility and related Android developer data. Most found the filing quite vague and rather peculiar seeing as how Motorola would not have privilege to such files. After all, it is Google that bought Motorola, not the other way around. Moto, as expected, fought the ruling hard and may have won – for now.
U.S. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner seemed to agree with their conclusion and issued a simple paragraph denying Apple’s request. “The motion is vague and overbroad and Motorola’s objections are persuasive.” What Apple is trying to accomplish is unknown at this time, but we can assume that for now, they are going to continue down every possible road in order to stunt Android’s growth.
Source: Bloomberg via Droid Life