Apple Disputes Spousal Privilege In Touch-Screen IP Row

Law360, San Francisco (November 26, 2013, 3:48 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. on Tuesday told a California federal judge overseeing FlatWorld Interactives LLC’s touch-screen patent infringement suit against the electronics giant that FlatWorld must divulge emails between its co-founder and her husband, a former Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP attorney who once represented Apple, saying spousal privilege doesn’t protect the communications. 

Apple's attorney, Wesley Overson Jr. of Morrison & Foerster LLP, argued that FlatWorld has inappropriately labeled more than 200 emails between John and Jennifer McAleese as protected by spousal privilege, in part because they describe...
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