Apple wants to impose sanctions on Samsung over leaked agreement

Apple and Samsung have been battling out in the court over patent infringements for couple of years now but the companies argued yesterday in the San Jose court over leaked patent licensing agreements.

The story so far is that Apple handed patent licensing agreements with Nokia, Ericsson, Sharp and Philips marked with “Attorney Eyes Only”. These confidential documents were not to be shared with anyone outside the legal counsel but according to Apple, over 90 Samsung employees know the details of the agreement and more than 130 lawyers from outside legal firms.

Another damning declaration came from a Nokia executive that Samsung used the Nokia-Apple licensing deal as a leverage to negotiate their deal with Nokia and the Samsung executive hinted that “all information leaks.”

Needless to say, legal firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP representing Samsung has refuted the allegations saying the executive never made such statement and was due to “miscommunication across languages.” However, the firm was rather forthcoming about the confidential documents and termed it is as an “inadvertent disclosure.”

All said and done, the decision is yet to come as the judge didn’t find compelling arguments to impose a sanction on Samsung.


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  1. Apple iphone 5S today Samsung S5 tomorrow……

    • Apple yesterday :)

    • Ah Apple, who had a big touchscreen as the big selling point in the original iPhone, and now seems like the company that only sells SMALL phones.

  2. I don’t really see where this is going !

  3. By the way i’am new here.:-)

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