Samsung Loses to Apple, Again
Samsung Electronics (SSNLF.PK) has been ordered to produce information concerning the extent it violated Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) smartphone patents in the latest installment of the ongoing patent-infringement saga between the two companies.
U.S. Magistrate Paul S. Grewal ordered Samsung to provide Apple with correspondence between Samsung employees and make witnesses available for Apple because of Samsung’s determined violation of Apple’s patents. Samsung tried to block the order, calling it “grossly overbearing,” but U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh of San Jose, California, decided to uphold Grewal’s order in a decision made Tuesday, according to a report from Bloomberg.
“In light of the fact that Samsung has been unable to produce satisfactory answers to any questions about the extent and use of the improper disclosures despite having three months to investigate, this court finds that it was necessary for Magistrate Judge Grewal to order court-supervised discovery and that the scope of his order was not overly broad,” Koh wrote in her ruling, which was seen by Bloomberg.