Samsung violated court order, states Apple
| by Anuradha Shetty |
The latest update in the Apple vs Samsung lawsuit comes in the form of an accusation, which Apple made against Samsung, alleging that Samsung has violated a court order, reports Bloomberg. Both Apple and Samsung are currently battling a host of patent infringment lawsuits, and the last we heard in this respect was just a few days ago, when Samsung reportedly filed a fresh lawsuit against Apple, testifying that the long-standing battle was still on. Now, however, Apple alleges that Samsung failed to produce the source code for its products, such as its its 4G smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer, post a court order. The report further added, "Samsung “only partially complied with” a court order requiring the company to produce source code for products such as its its 4G smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer, which Apple claims violate its patents, according to a filing yesterday in federal court in San Jose, California."
Reportedly, the court had issued a deadline of December 30th for Samsung, before which it was supposed to produce the source code of all versions of the products Apple accuses Samsung of. However, Apple alleges that Samsung provided the source code of only one version of each of the products, and not all, thereby violating court's order. The report quoted Apple, during the filing, as saying, "At this point in the case, it is too late for Apple to make meaningful use of any late produced source code." Further, the report stated that in another two weeks, they are expecting the expert reports to come in, which means that the experts will have insufficient time at hand to analyze the new code. Apple also alleged that by not providing the required source code for each of their products, Samsung was essentially denying them evidence required in court.
Samsung and Apple, once friends are now battling bitterly over a host of unresolved patents. Last month, there were reports about Apple working towards getting Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphones banned in the U.S. To know all about the Apple vs Samsung lawsuit, click here.
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