Samsung Infuse 4G

Time for another chapter in the legal battle between Apple and Samsung. First Apple sued Samsung for patent and trademark infringement, then Samsung fired back with suits of its own. Now a federal judge has ordered Samsung to grant Apple access to five of its new/unreleased products so that the Cupertino firm can decide whether or not it wants to file for an early injunction. Samsung's got 30 days to hand over the devices, which include the Galaxy S II, Infuse 4G, DROID Charge, Galaxy Tab 8.9, and Galaxy Tab 10.1, as well as marketing materials for the five products. Part of the judge's order to Samsung is as follows:

"Although the Court expresses no opinion on the merits of Apple's claims, the Court notes that Apple has produced images of Samsung products and other evidence that provide a reasonable basis for Apple's belief that Samsung's new products are designed to mimic Apple's products."

Samsung argued that giving a competitor early access to unreleased devices wouldn't be entirely fair, but the judge disagreed, saying that that argument was undermined by the fact that Samsung's already made public images of the devices and, in some cases, actually given out the physical products. It'll be pretty interesting to see how Apple reacts to being given access to the products and where the case will go next, so be sure to stay tuned.

Via BGR, Courthouse News

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"Victory for Apple. Should Samsung have been ordered to give Apple access to unreleased devices?"

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Eric Kroh duh!..Samsung has copied just about everything from most of the carriers into their phones..how else can they compete?
Angel Colon Apple is afraid off the big monster of samsung,they have the best selling phones on the planet.Just try one and you will never want anothe crap off apple
David Hilgendorf That's what I'm saying, Samsung was supplying apple with products for there crap.
Tristen Hogue No they shouldn't have
Rhanier Santiago Funny how Samsung supplies Apple with some of its hardware.
Arnulfo Barajas @ robert click the picture
Robert Mathias It be nice if you guys included links to the story in your post
Andre Hall TouchWiz does mimic ios in many ways.
Tony Garris Yes they should make your products different
Shawn Capehart Samsung should fire back and publicly release all those devices at the same time they hand them over. Give Apple a big FU.
Eric Palma Yes. They're just knock offs of apple's products. Its not like apple is seeing anything new.

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