But two of the three appeals court justices to hear Apple’s
claims on Thursday suggested the company had not even shown that
serious trade secrets had been revealed. “Asteroid” is a
digital music device designed to work with Apple’s GarageBand
“You don’t really claim this is some sort of new technology, do
you?” Presiding Justice Conrad Rushing, a veteran of Silicon
Valley trade secret fights, said to Apple’s Riley at one point.
“This is plugging a guitar into a computer.”