Apple calls Samsung's iPhone 5 demand as "harassment"

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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New York, June 15: While the iPhone-maker Apple settled a long-running patent dispute with its rival Nokia, another patent fight with Samsung has become more furious.

Rubbishing world second largest mobile phone manufacturer Samsung's demand to see the next versions of iPad and iPhone, Apple alleged that the demand was an "attempt to harass."

Earlier, Samsung lawyers filed a petition in the US District Court for the Northern District of California demanding Apple to show the samples of iPhone 5 and iPad 3. Lawyers asked to see the "the final, commercial versions" of the next generation iPhone and iPad before Jun 13 to "evaluate whether a likelihood of confusion exists" between the Samsung and Apple products.

In response to this plea, Apple filed a motion in the court asking the judge to reject Samsung's request. Apple said that it was an attempt to harass Apple by demanding extremely sensitive trade secrets.

"(Samsung's demand) is not a good faith attempt to obtain information needed to defend against a preliminary injunction". "Rather, it is a transparent and improper attempt to harass Apple by demanding extremely sensitive trade secrets that have no relevance to Apple's infringement claims, or to Samsung's defences to a preliminary injunction," Apple said in its filing.

The legal dispute between these companies started when Apple filed suit against Samsung claiming that Samsung"s Galaxy products copied iPad and iPhone technology and design.

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