Apple has won sanctions against Samsung for its failure to produce source code in a patent-infringement case in federal court in San Jose, California, reports “Bloomberg” (http://macte.ch/S2gTS). This is the latest development in the ongoing, global battle between the two companies.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal wrote in his order that Samsung “plainly violated” a court order requiring it to turn over code to Apple. He also 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 ruled against Apple’s request to block Suwon, South Korea-based 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.