Apple accuses Samsung of 'polluting the jury' in patent case

Apple accuses Samsung of 'polluting the jury' in patent case

Samsung has been accused of polluting the jury in its patents case with Apple by releasing evidence to the press that was ruled inadmissable in court.

John Quinn, lawyer for the Korean manufacturer, denied he had done anything wrong, claiming the information was 'previously in the public record'. Samsung had hoped to show evidence in court that it was working on the F700 in 2006, a year before the iPhone was released. Apple accused Samsung of copying the iPhone with the F700.

Samsung had also wanted to disclose evidence that Apple was inspired by Sony. According to the BBC, judge Lucy Koh said the documents had been presented too late to be included in the case.

The evidence was released to the media on Tuesday (31 July) and drew a stormy response from Apple, which said Samsung had 'polluted the jury'. The judge asked for a response from Samsung's lawyer Quinn, who said the evidence had previously appeared in dozens of media reports.

The case is expected to resume tomorrow. Apple is seeking $2.5bn in damages from Samsung, alleging it has infringed patents. The Korean manufacturer is claiming Apple has infringed its own patents.

Editor: Graeme Neill

Written by Mobile Today
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