Apple loses bid to obtain Motorola and Google data

A U.S. judge earlier this month ordered Google and Motorola Mobility to turn over information about the development of the Android operating system and Google’s pending $12.5 billion acquisition of the manufacturer to Apple. Judge Richard A. Posner, however, has now denied the Cupertino-based company’s request, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. “The motion is vague and overbroad and Motorola’s objections are persuasive,” Posner wrote. Posner is the same judge who will preside over the back-to-back patent trials between Apple and Motorola. “If Apple desires a further court order compelling production of data within the scope of the March 5 order,” Posner said. “It will have to narrow its request to a manageable and particularized set of documents.”

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