Apple Throws Tantrum: Ordered To Tell Samsung HTC Secrets, Apple Claims New Infringement
Ordered to tell Samsung all of the company's HTC secrets, Apple throws a tantrum and adds a bunch of new products to the never-ending list of products Samsung has infringed on. Apple's tantrum stems from a ruling on Thursday that could have a large effect on the Apple lawsuit.
The Apple lawsuit, which was filed in February, alleges that Samsung violated Apple patents related to user interface, technology and style. The first decision was found in favor of Apple to the tune of $1 billion, but Samsung is trying to get that ruling thrown out.
But as the Apple lawsuit has gone on, the Apple lawsuit has gotten fiercer, and because of a ruling on Thursday, Apple throws a tantrum and is trying to add even more products into the lawsuit.
So what caused Apple to throw a tantrum and add more products into the Apple lawsuit? On Thursday, a judge ruled that Apple has to show Samsung its deal with phone maker HTC, which could help Samsung's defense against Apple in the Apple lawsuit.
"Apple's request that infringing Samsung products be removed from the market falls apart, because Apple was happy to "forego exclusivity in exchange for money" - and in this instance, Apple is already receiving money in the form of a hefty $1.049 billion verdict," the Verge reports.
Apple isn't happy with the ruling, and Apple throws a tantrum because of it. According to Yahoo! News, in a new filing, Apple is trying to add more products to the list of infringing Samsung products including:
Apple's tantrum is spelled out in the filing, where they say that if they don't get their way, the company will keep filing lawsuits, and, presumably, Apple will keep throwing tantrums.
"If Apple were not allowed to supplement now, Apple would be required to bring an entirely separate suit against the new products, involving exactly the same patents, patent claims, and legal theories," Apple said in the filing, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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