Samsung's Lawyers Demand to See iPhone 5 and iPad 3

2011 05 28samap
Thisismynext points out that Samsung has filed a motion Friday night asking Apple to turn over the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 as part of the discovery process in the ongoing Samsung/Apple legal feud.

Samsung claims that it needs to see Apple's future products because devices like the Droid Charge and Galaxy Tab 10.1 will presumably be in the market at the same time as the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, and Samsung's lawyers want to evaluate any possible similarities so they can prepare for further potential legal action from Apple.

The demand comes after Apple's lawyers were granted access to Samsung's upcoming (and already publicly demoed) devices.

To be clear, access on each side is restricted to the lawyers involved and not any of the engineers from either company. Thisismynext believes this is just a calculated gamble for additional leverage, and that the whole motion sounds strange and based on many assumptions.

That means talks have been at a standstill for a long time now, and I wouldn't be surprised if Samsung was trying to put some additional heat on Apple to try and kick negotiations back into gear.

Apple filed suit against Samsung over its Galaxy line of hardware and similarities to the iPhone and iPad lines.

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Top Rated Comments

TheOrioles33 Avatar
171 months ago
Show me yours and I'll show you mine!! LOL!!
Score: 65 Votes (Like | Disagree)
javaGuru Avatar
171 months ago
Was this request before or after samsung's lawyers searched local bars close to Apple? :)
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Matthew Yohe Avatar
171 months ago
Haha. Good for Samsung. Very smart response. Obviously I still side with apple here, but i think they could use a taste of their own arrogance once in awhile.

Is it a smart response? Apple requested hardware that was already publicly demoed. Samsung is requesting non public hardware.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
barberio Avatar
171 months ago
Hard for them to push for this, since Apple were seeking disclosure access to announced and advertised devices, while Samsung are seeking access to devices they are theorising must exist. Basically, Apple can say they are working with various prototypes, but have no set device yet, and no one can say anything otherwise. Apple's tight-lipped refusal to confirm they're ever working on a new model works in their favour here.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MH01 Avatar
171 months ago


Weak.

Really, Samsung?

You were already ordered to produce your knockoffs to Apple. THIS is your response??

Yup, predicatble and very weak response as per every thread since 2009....
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iJays Avatar
171 months ago
wanna bet that Apple will now drop the initial charges :p
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)