Well, like anyone in the tech industry, you're going to look at competition offerings for what you can provide. Whether source code was taken from Apple when the former exec was there and migrated to Android, but no dev group would be stupid enough to copy and paste code--if the code is obtained and examined and there's even one minuscule difference then it will spell the end of Apple's efforts on this. Wasn't HTC granted Apple's iOS source code in another lawsuit (maybe in another country), or am I just imagining this?
But this is a funny and amusing point:
Motorola Mobility opposed Apple’s request, arguing that Google, the operator of the world’s most-visited Internet search portal, isn’t a party to the lawsuit.
“Google’s employees and documents are not within the ‘possession, custody, or control’ of Motorola, and Motorola cannot force Google to produce documents or witnesses over Google’s objections,” lawyers for the mobile phone maker said in a court filing earlier yesterday.
I've wondered from the start why Apple is going after Motorola regarding OS code that moto did not develop nor owns to any capacity. Apple has yet to directly attack Google, and I'm curious why (other than obvious possibilities like they know that the accusations won't hold up in court). Of course because it's just the weaker target in terms of resources and money.
I'm also wondering who is on these juries for these cases. Most people know Apple and Android, and know there are disagreements between the two, and a lot of people probably have either of these devices. That leaves an elderly population for the most part, so it will be very interesting to see if presentations of cases are conducted while keeping this in mind.