U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal in San Jose, California, has ruled that Samsung has violated court orders in a patent-infringement case by failing to produce documents referencing Apple features and designs, reports “Bloomberg” (http://macte.ch/h4Yg1).
“The scale of Samsung’s production and the burden placed on it by the compressed case schedule and the numerous claims at issue are not in doubt,” Grewal wrote. “That burden, however, does not negate Samsung’s obligation to comply with no fewer than two court orders specifying the production of documents that reference Apple’s products.”
In its lawsuit, Apple claims that Samsung’s 4G smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer, among other products, infringe its patents. In December, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of San Jose ruled against Apple’s request to block Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung from selling that phone and tablet in the U.S.