Apple to Samsung: Do not reveal iPad, iPhone sales data

“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:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

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          1. Rmoney doesn’t need a court to be contemptible. What is the source of the money he is hiding offshore? Does he think that paying taxes is only for “you people”?

            Come on Mitt, are you one of us? We can’t risk a November Mittstake.

    1. Right on cue to prove the antics (pun intended), here come the dumbass compadres…

      As if we needed more contemptabile and twisted, tea party denial of logic or disregard of the law to highlight Samsung’s.

    2. Right on cue to prove the antics (pun intended), here come the dumbass compadres…

      As if we needed more contemptabile and twisted, tea party denial of logic or disregard of the law to highlight Samsung’s MO

    1. Evidence such as the emails that Samsung illegally deleted?

      Or I’m guessing you mean the “sony” project internal to Apple that the judge barred or the 2001 space Odessa tablet with buttons and no touch interface.

      Not sure which evidence you are referring to. Samsung doesn’t have a case, regardless. It just wants to confuse the jury. They illegally copied and need to stop.

  1. Samsung is the samseng of tech, which means it is acting like a thug smashing its way into other people’s properties. It started in Korea when it copies competitors’ products one after another and was able to get away with this behavoir. In this trial, it shows its true colors by using unethical means of intimidation and willful disregard and abuse of the court’s system.

  2. It seems Samsung is trying to scorch or intentionally do damage or harm to Apple. These actions they have taken during the litigation proceedings are vindictive and un-sportsman like. They are not acting professional and behave like children.

  3. Can you say payback for Apple putting a hold on their device. It is obvious that Apple will most likely start trying to move their supplier from Samsung to someone else. I’m sure they could just build their own manufacturing company for the parts samsung provides.. then they will make even more profit.

    I think samsung knows that Apple will likely leave them so they are going to try to cause as much damage as possible while they can.

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