Feeds

Apple demands Samsung flogged for 'unethical' court doc leak

You'll pay for this, oh you'll pay...

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Apple has said it will file an emergency motion of censure against Samsung after its South Korean rival released information to the press that had been barred in court.

"This deliberate attempt to influence the trial with inadmissible evidence is both improper and unethical," said William Lee, Apple's legal counsel. "Accordingly, we write to inform the court that Apple will be filing today an emergency motion for sanctions and other relief that may be appropriate."

Yesterday Judge Lucy Koh expressed her extreme displeasure at Samsung's tactics, after the firm's lawyer sent out documents to some members of the press which had been excluded from testimony in court because they weren't filed in time.

Samsung F700

Was this the handset that launched a million iPhones?

According to Apple, the documents detail claims that Samsung was working on a similar design long before the iPhone was announced, its F700. Samsung attorney John Quinn confirmed on Wednesday that it was he who approved the document release, but didn't say who wrote it as requested by the judge.

"The judge's exclusion of evidence on independent creation meant that even though Apple was allowed to inaccurately argue to the jury that the F700 was an iPhone copy, Samsung was not allowed to tell the full story. The excluded evidence would have established beyond doubt that Samsung did not copy the iPhone design," Samsung said in its statement, the letter from Apple states.

While Judge Koh may be peeved by the release, Samsung may have decided that it has to speak to the monkeys not the organ grinder. Judge Koh has already signed off on sales bans in the US of both the Galaxy Nexus smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 and it's now to the jury of seven men and three women to decide if that ban holds. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity
What really shortens lives? Reading this sort of crap in the papers
Be real, Apple: In-app goodie grab games AREN'T FREE – EU
Cupertino stands down after Euro legal threats
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
The Heartbleed Bug: how to protect your business with Symantec
What happens when the next Heartbleed (or worse) comes along, and what can you do to weather another chapter in an all-too-familiar string of debilitating attacks?