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The main lawyer for Samsung has released a statement defending the public release of evidence that the judge refused to admit in court.

The main lawyer for Samsung has released a statement defending the public release of evidence that the judge refused to admit in court.

 
John Quinn, Samsung's chief legal representative, initially tried to lodge new evidence in the case against Apple, highlighting what Samsung claims is proof that it designed the F700 phone in 2006 before the iPhone was announced, and that the iPhone itself was inspired by “Sony style.” The judge, Lucy Koh, refused to accept the new evidence, stating that it had been presented too late.
 
The material was then released in a statement via Samsung's PR agency, with additional details given to journalists at their request. Apple protested against this, saying it had “polluted” the jury, and Judge Koh was apparently “livid” at the revelation.
 
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However, Quinn denies that he did anything wrong, stating that he “did not violate any court order or any legal or ethical standards,” adding that the evidence provided had already appeared in media coverage of the case before a jury had even been selected.
 
Quinn was particularly condemnatory of what he called “false representations by Apple's counsel,” which he felt had a damaging effect on his reputation.
 
The case is the latest in a bitter dispute between the two technology giants, with both sides accusing each other of patent infringement and seeking damages that amount to $2.5 billion in the case of Apple's demands. The figure sought by Samsung has not been revealed.
 
The trial continues on Friday.
 
Source: BBC