Judges Take a Few Swipes at Apple’s Arguments

Howard Mintz reporting for the San Jose Mercury News:

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 music software.

“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.”

Tuesday, 25 April 2006