“Apple Inc. said a federal judge should rule its phone patents were infringed by Samsung Electronics Co. after a lawyer for the Korean manufacturer publicly released evidence the judge had excluded from trial,” Joel Rosenblatt and Christopher Scinta reports for Bloomberg.

“Apple, in a filing yesterday with the U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, said the July 31 release was designed to convey to jurors, through the media, arguments rebutting Apple’s central allegations that Samsung copied the iPhone and iPad,” Rosenblatt and Scinta reports. “The move was ‘bad faith litigation misconduct’ meant to prejudice the jury, Apple said. ‘Apple requests that the court issue sanctions granting judgment that Apple’s asserted phone-design patent claims are valid and infringed by Samsung,’ according to the filing signed by lawyer William Lee.”

Rosenblatt and Scinta reports, “Apple said that if Judge Koh doesn’t simply rule that Samsung has infringed the patent, alternatively she should tell the jury Samsung engaged in “serious misconduct,” that she has found Samsung copied the designs and features from Apple products and preclude Samsung from any further mention of evidence regarding a pre-existing design.”

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