That’s the word from Bloomberg News today. Apple has asked a U.S. Magistrate Judge to force Google to turn over the Android source code. It’s part of Apple’s case against Samsung, and Apple continues to believe its intellectual property has been stolen.
Not surprisingly, Google, who owns the Android source code, isn’t eager to comply. Complaining Apple is casting too wide a net, Google attorneys say Apple’s request is too broad. The legal arguments stem from a case Apple filed last year that covers technology in newer smartphones like the iPhone 5. Apple wants to make sure newer smartphones from Samsung, like the Galaxy S III, don’t infringe Apple intellectual property.
Google has not been named a defendant in any of the litigation, as Apple has preferred to go after handset manufacturers who are using the Google source code.
Apple requests Android source code in Samsung lawsuit originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 08 May 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.