Samsung Fights Back! Demands Apple Lay Down iPhone 5 and iPad 3 Final Samples
The skirmish between Samsung and Apple is getting more and more interesting, day by day. We knew from the very start that the clash between these two massive companies would create a lot of controversy. Samsung was sued by Apple because of alleged violations of their intellectual property, and, as such, was mandated to lay down their pre-production mock-ups of the Galaxy S 2, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Samsung Infuse 4G and the Droid Charge to Apple’s legal team, and the court. The reason why Samsung is obliged to do this is because Apple, and the court itself, needs to examines these devices to make a decision whether these will also be a part of the court case.
But it gets better – Samsung has fired back! Apple has now been served with a motion that demands they show their iPhone 5 and iPad 3 final samples together with their packaging design. Samsung has asserted that they must scrutinize these Apple devices so they can check for any resemblances with the Galaxy S 2 or the Galaxy Tab 10.1, in order for them to ready any possible legal action against Apple. This is a interesting legal move on the part of Samsung, as Apples products are shrouded in absolute secrecy. Apple will really need to employ some tricky legal maneuvering since the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3’s designs are known by only a few very senior executives at Apple.
Hey Apple, what should you do now? Nice one Samsung!
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