The Apple versus Samsung battle is far from being over. Both companies are still exchanging blows in court, and the recent update seems to go in favor of Apple as U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh denies Samsung’s request to keep its sales figures secret while the company appeals an earlier sealing order. Revealing sales data while in a patent lawsuit may be the last thing that Samsung needs right now. Apple has already won a one billion award in August when the jury found Samsung guilty of infringing a few of Cupertino’s patents.
In a written order yesteday, Judge Koh says that she has ordered Samsung to file an exhibit that lists the total number of units it has sold during a certain time period. Samsung has already petitioned to delay the implementation of the order. “Samsung’s appeal involves pricing information and profit margins,” Koh wrote. “The exhibit at issue only lists the number of units sold in each of several recent months.” However, Judge Koh granted a request made by Samsung to delay the publication of a part of a document showing per-unit operating profit for two Samsung phones.
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