In this latest chapter, Samsung has revealed that Apple sent letters to retailers demanding that they remove the Galaxy Tab and Nexus from sale; letters it categorises as “menacing”.
The comments appear in a document filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (PDF), and Samsung really lets rip.
Samsung states: “Apple’s menacing letters greatly overreach, incorrectly claiming that third-party retailers are subject to the prohibitions of the preliminary injunction, which they clearly are not.
“None of them is a party to the action, and the law is clear that they are permitted to sell their existing inventory, even without a stay.
“Nonetheless, such letters seek unfairly to disrupt the business of both Samsung and its retail partners, who are now being threatened by a company with a self-proclaimed commitment to ‘thermonuclear’ litigation.”
We can’t help but feel that all this courtroom bickering is ultimately a waste of time. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is getting on a bit now, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is going back on sale soon.