The Apple vs Samsung ding dong is still raging in the US courts. Apple claims the Samsung Galaxy range, including the Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy Tab, is unreasonably inspired by the iPad and iPhone. Samsung obviously denies that. Now a Federal Judge has ordered Samsung to hand over a raft of unreleased Android phones and tablets for inspection. Read on for the full story…

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Judge Lucy Koh sitting at the Federal Court in San Jose, has given Samsung 30 days to deliver product samples of the Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung Infuse 4G and Droid Charge. While Samsung gave out 5,0000 samples of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to members of the public earlier this month, all the products its required to handover are unreleased.

The judge has decided to force Samsung to produce samples of the disputed Galaxy products three months earlier than might usually happen in this kind of lawsuit because the way they are described and packaged will have a bearing on Apple’s claims that Samsung has created products that cause confusion. However, Apple failed in its attempt to depose Samsung executives on each of the products in question.

Apple’s next move may be to seek an injunction to prevent Samsung from selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the other new Galaxy devices. Though the judge did not endorse Apple’s infringement claims, she did accept that there was grounds to examine them:

“…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.” This one will run and run.

Out now | £NA | Apple/Samsung (via Courthouse News)

  • Mattmoore

    Apple = Pathetic!

    • Anon

      PFO

      • Mattmoore

        ???   In English please!

  • Emerson

    Jobs, stop whining and grow up. Just because you are worried that your silly phones are on the way out you don’t need to be stupid about the competition – take it like a man!

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