On Tuesday, Apple’s lawyers filed a motion asking the court to let it secretly object [PDF] to the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings of GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), a company that had partnered with Apple to manufacture sapphire components like camera lenses and TouchID buttons. Apple told the court that it had numerous confidentiality agreements with GTAT, and that it needed its objection to be sealed to protect those agreements.
“Apple seeks to file under seal the Objection in order to protect the confidential commercial information contained therein and to comply with the terms of its confidentiality agreements with GTAT,” Apple’s lawyers wrote.
The company only vaguely hinted at what it would take issue with in GTAT’s bankruptcy filing. “The bases for the Objection involve confidential research, development, or commercial information regarding Apple’s business processes,” the motion read.
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