Just yesterday, we reported a story about how an unnamed source allegedly told the Korea Times that absolutely nothing had been agreed upon during the court-appointed mediated talks between both the CEOs of Samsung and Apple respectively. Now however, we have some more news on that front. Apparently, a report in FOSS Patents (via TUAW) states that Samsung is currently claiming that Apple is withholding evidence with regards to related issues.
Reportedly, Samsung is asking the United States District Court for the Northern district of California to penalize the Cupertino tech giant for allegedly not complying with an order dated April 12 2012 that required the company to provide Samsung with documents from related proceedings. Apparently, Apple tried to comply but claimed that some of the documents were from International Trade Comission (ITC) investigations and that the ITC would not allow for the documents to be shared with the South Korean electronics giant.
According to Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents, he believes that Samsung is using the request to further delay the trial since the task of determining which documents can and cannot be shared with Samsung will take time; and in addition to that, two parties; being the district court and the ITC will have a hand in the determination which might delay the case even further. At the time of publication, Apple is apparently asking the court for clarification and the company is currently waiting for a response.Related articles: