Apple Forces Samsung To Hand Over Prototypes In Legal Row

This has to suck if you’re Samung. A federal judge has forced Samsung to hand over several prototype products to Apple as part of the ongoing patent lawsuit nonsense that these companies have ongoing:

“Apple has demonstrated good cause for some, limited expedited discovery,” said Judge Lucy Koh last Wednesday in a ruling for Apple in its request for samples of five Samsung products earlier than would normally be granted in such cases.

At the time of the ruling, Samsung had 30 days to deliver product samples, packaging and package inserts pertaining to its Google Android-based Galaxy S2, Infuse 4G, and Infuse 4G LTE smartphones, as well as two tablets, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1.

This might be a turning point in this lawsuit. Samsung’s products have a very similar look and feel to Apple products. By seeing these unreleased products up close and personal, Apple can pick them apart and bolster their case.

Perhaps Samsung might want to start talking about a settlement?

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