The news day really wouldn’t be complete without some sort of mention of Apple and Samsung’s patent-related bickering. The two are now thought to be responsible for 30-odd cases across four continents. Sigh.
Today we’ve got Apple claiming that Samsung has violated a court order from last year.
What happened is, see, the court ordered Samsung to hand over source code for several devices, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but Apple claims Sammo “only partially complied”.
Apple moaned: “At this point in the case, it is too late for Apple to make meaningful use of any late produced source code”. As expert reports are due in less than two weeks, that “would leave insufficient time for Apple’s experts to analyze any new code.” Boo hoo.
Of course, Apple has requested that any missing source code can’t subsequently be used in Samsung’s defense. That makes sense I guess.
Back in December, the same court rejected Apple’s request to have the devices blocked in the US, shortly after an injunction was lifted in Australia. So the net result (in the latter case) was absolutely nothing, and the real winners are the lawyers. Way to go, Apple and Samsung. Keep up the good work.