“Samsung Electronics Co. sought a court order to force Apple Inc. to disclose iPhone and iPad models under development, claiming it needs the information to defend against allegations of copying,” Jun Yang reports for Bloomberg.
MacDailyNews Take: Samsung needs Apple’s plans in order to produce the prototypes that the court last week ordered them to show Apple. It’s a catch-22 for Samsung.
Yang reports, “The move comes a month after Apple asked the court to order the South Korean company to disclose unreleased Samsung products, according to the filing. Samsung’s request is part of a legal dispute between the two companies, which began in April when Apple claimed Samsung’s Galaxy products ‘slavishly’ copied iPad and iPhone technology and design.”
“The case is Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. 11-cv- 01846. U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (San Jose),” Yang reports.
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