Patently Absurd

Anyone Shilling for Google and/or Oracle Might Want to ‘Fess Up Now

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These patent cases are really starting to get the goats of America’s fine judicial personalities. Back in June,¬†Judge Richard Posner dismissed the Apple v. Motorola battle royale, saying neither could “establish a right to relief.”

Now PaidContent reports that William Alsup, who’s stuck presiding over the final stages of Oracle’s case against Google, is laying down the law on the subject of disclosures. Specifically, he wants the two companies to provide complete lists of any bloggers and/or journalists they might have on the payroll. Shady!

The order says: Read More