Apple has filed documents with the International Trade Commission (ITC) opposing Samsung’s motion to strike what it called “highly inconvenient facts” in their mobile device patent infringement fight, reports “FOSS Patents” (

On the procedural side Apple argues that its Dec. 21 notice was not too late. “Because these are new facts, Apple could not have raised them during the earlier briefing to the Commission,” the company says, citing ITC precedent allowing such notices.

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.