Apple Inc. v. Motorola, Inc., No. 11C 8540, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 16, 2012) (Posner, J. sitting by designation).
In light of the upcoming trial of this case – in stages beginning with liability on June 11, 2012 – and the interest because of both the high profile parties and the fact that Seventh Circuit Judge Posner is presiding over the case, I am going to go out of order and profile a significant number of opinions from this case during June.
Judge Posner ordered Motorola to produce information redacted from a patent disclosure document. The parties agreed that Motorola waived its attorney-client privilege regarding the conception date and reduction to practice of the ‘559 patent. The Court also cautioned that the waiver was limited and did not apply to Motorola’s analysis, marketing, and competitive technological comparisons involving the ‘559 patent, nor did it waive Motorola’s patent policies or other topics.