Apple Loses In Second Bite At Qualcomm Discovery Battle

By Mike LaSusa (December 19, 2018, 5:30 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. lost a bid to claw back documents it said were mistakenly disclosed during the discovery phase of a patent suit against competitor Qualcomm Inc., when a California federal judge upheld a magistrate's ruling that the company had waived its right to keep the documents private.

Apple had argued that the documents, whose contents aren't publicly known, are protected by attorney-client privilege. The computer giant said it had accidentally handed them over among millions of other documents it has produced during the course of the wide-ranging patent litigation.

However, U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel ruled Monday that U.S. Magistrate...

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