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from http://venturebeat.com/ 813 days ago

The Samsung-Apple legal battle just took yet another left turn into soap opera status. One day after Samsung took the dangerous step of taking the case to the media, Apple has asked the judge to issue a summary judgement in its favor.

This is Real Software Companies of the World, episode 327.

Judge Lucy Koh had earlier denied the admissibility of evidence that Samsung says shows that the design of the iPhone was inspired by Sony … which would of course introduce doubt into Apple’s patent claims that iPhone was unique before being copied by Samsung.

So Samsung complained to the press – and released the evidence publicly.

Apple lawyers say that since Samsung has been sanctioned four times in this relatively young trial, and now has attempted to sway the jury by presenting via the media evidence the company was denied the ability to use in court, the judge should ...

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