Samsung has lost a bid to keep sales data of some of its products sealed in a U.S. patent dispute with Apple, reports “Bloomberg.” (

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, has denied Samsung’s request to keep the sales figures secret while the company appeals an earlier sealing order. The judge ruled on Dec. 10 that Samsung must file an exhibit which lists the total number of units of certain Samsung products sold during certain time periods, the judge wrote in yesterday’s order without providing further details.

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.