A U.S. judge has rejected several requests by Apple and Samsung to keep portions of key documents out of public view in their patent litigation battle set for trial later this month, reports “Reuters” (http://macte.ch/JpN4g).
In an order issued on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, wrote that “it appears that the parties have over-designated confidential documents and are seeking to seal information that is not truly sealable.” Koh gave both companies one week to refile their sealing requests.
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.