In suit with Apple, Samsung sanctioned in U.S. court

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In suit with Apple, Samsung sanctioned in U.S. court

Samsung Electronics, sanctioned by a U.S. judge for failing to produce source code, said a ruling last week barring some evidence isn’t central to its defense against Apple in a patent-infringement lawsuit.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal wrote in a May 4 ruling that Samsung “plainly violated” a court order requiring it to turn over code to Apple, and ruled that Samsung won’t be able to offer evidence in the case about its efforts to “design around” three patents at issue in the case.

In its lawsuit, Apple claims that Samsung’s 4G smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer infringe its patents. In December, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, ruled against Apple’s request to block Samsung from selling that phone and tablet in the U.S. That order followed an Australian court ruling lifting an injunction on the tablet there.


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