“Apple has asked U.S. District Lucy Koh to prevent Samsung from making public ‘confidential’ and ‘competitively sensitive’ information today during court proceedings,” Greg Sandoval reports for CNET.

“In documents Apple filed, the company’s lawyers said they has two separate motions to seal the information pending before the court and they make “document-by-document showing of good cause and compelling reasons for sealing” the exhibits that Samsung wishes to use when it cross examines Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing,” Sandoval reports. “According to Apple’s filing, the information includes sales summaries for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as tracking studies from the second quarter of 2011 and buyer surveys from last year.”

Sandoval reports, “Apple made it clear that of the data it doesn’t want disclosed, the summaries of the sales data is most important. ‘Without further action, these highly confidential exhibits will be publicly disclosed causing severe harm to Apple,’ Apple’s lawyers wrote U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, who is presiding over the case. Apple suggested that Samsung lawyers tried to pull a fast one by notifying Apple late last night that they intended to use the exhibits.”

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MacDailyNews Take: How low will Samsung’s desperate shysters stoop? When you’ve already set up shop in the gutter and you don’t have a leg to stand on, you can go pretty low.

Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

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