Device Co. Can Search Tim Cook's Emails In Apple Patent Suit

By Dave Simpson (September 29, 2021, 10:50 PM EDT) -- A California federal magistrate judge Wednesday granted Masimo Corp.'s bid to search certain emails of Apple CEO Tim Cook, reversing a previous decision to deny the medical device maker's discovery bid in its suit alleging the Apple Watch used the company's trade secrets and patent-protected technology.

Many of the filings in the suit include redactions, and U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Early's Wednesday order says that the reasons he changed his ruling were stated into the record at a hearing last week. Public access to the transcript of that hearing is currently restricted.

The judge said Masimo "substantively have met their burden...

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