Judge incredulous that Google finds it hard to search for its own documents

Google Search Methods Court Order

The owner of the world’s most widely used search engine won’t get away with claiming that it’s too difficult to explain how it searches for its own documents. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal, who is overseeing yet another Apple-Samsung patent trial, has ordered Google to “reveal how it’s searching for internal documents related to its Android operating system” that are being sought by Apple. Google had previously tried arguing that searching for such information, which relates to Android’s source code, was too burdensome. Grewal sounded fairly incredulous in his order that Google reveal its search methods and noted “the irony that Google, a pioneer in searching the Internet, is arguing that it would be unduly burdened by producing a list of how it searched its own files.”

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