The US Department of Justice intervenes in Apple’s copyright lawsuit against cybersecurity firm Correllium – a decision that Apple’s lawyers also oppose in court.
Apple took legal action against Corellium in August 2019, alleging that the security company’s iOS virtualization software violated intellectual property. In February, Apple summoned Santander Bank and defense contractor L3Harris Technologies to plead the case.
It now seems that the GM is asking that Apple’s request to drop Corellium co-founder Chirs Wade be delayed. According to Forbes, the government did not specify the reason for the heist, but said it wanted to know what evidence Apple’s lawyers will present before questioning Wade.
On Friday, in a case opposing the Justice Ministry’s motion, Apple’s lawyer wrote that the evidence included “photographs obtained by Apple” which “reveal very sensitive informationon about the sources and methods involved to Apple’s internal investigation. “
The tech giant Cupertino said it would gladly pass the evidence on to the authorities, but wanted assurances that the informationon would remain confidential. This is something the government has not yet provided.
“Apple and the court still don’t know if the government has a vested interest in this action. The government has provided no compelling reason, much less evidence, to justify the unfair harm to Apple as it prepares for motions and trial. “, Apple lawyers wrote.
In Friday’s case, lawyers released an exhibit showing emails between the DOJ and Apple, suggesting that the Department of Justice wanted to see the Apple exhibits so that they could “use them to help assess (their) interests in the dispute “.
Corellium previously cited “national security concerns” over Apple’s testimony, and a judge in the case asked why the government didn’t appear to be discussing it. Forbes said the government’s interest could be linked to a criminal investigation that is not directly related to Apple or Corellium.
In December, Corellium wrote that it was “deeply disappointed with Apple’s persistent demonization of jailbreaking,” saying security researchers rely on jailbreak software to strengthen the defenses of applications.