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Judge orders Apple & Samsung to reveal more documents

As the Apple vs. Samsung patent battles continue, and a recent order from Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, CA requires that Samsung and Apple reveal more business sensitive documents.

As the Apple vs. Samsung patent battles continue, and a recent order from Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, CA requires that Samsung and Apple reveal more business sensitive documents.

In the ruling, Koh gave the companies one week to refile their sealing request.  Filing documents under seal has become a standard procedure for companies to keep intellectual-sensitive documents out of public eyes during the litigation process.

In Koh’s order to Samsung and Apple, she concluded that both companies were hiding information that was not “truly sealable,” and, therefore, the respective parties must provide more documentations for the case to proceed.

As per the same court order, Koh stated, “only documents of exceptionally sensitive information…will be allowed to be redacted or kept from the public.”

Samsung has already suffered a several defeats when Koh granted pretrial injunctions against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and the Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

Source: Reuters

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