Apple Throws Tantrum After Order To Give HTC Secrets To Samsung

 
on November 26 2012 11:10 AM

Apple was ordered to give rival company Samsung all of the information it has in an agreement with HTC. The Verge reports that Samsung wants to have a patent agreement between Apple and HTC to potentially aid it in its defense in the ongoing efforts from Apple to take Samsung’s biggest selling items off store shelves.

“If so, the company argues, 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 ruling resulting in the Apple tantrum occurred on Thursday and could change the pace of the Apple lawsuit. Filed in February, the Apple lawsuit alleges that Samsung violated Apple’s patents on user interface, other aesthetics and technology.

Apple won the initial decision, earning the company behind the iPhone and iPad $1 billion. Samsung is continuing its attempts to get the ruling thrown out.

While Samsung tries to lessen the legal blow to its company, Apple is tacking on items to its infringement suit, according to Yahoo News. Items on the list include Samsung's Galaxy S III, Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wifi, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy S III Mini.

The incident is being referred to as a tantrum because Apple claims it will continue filing lawsuits against Samsung until it gets its way. “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," reads the Apple filing, according to the Wall Street Journal

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