Court Rejects Samsung’s Bid to Access iPad 3, iPhone 5

In a recent legal development, Samsung’s plea to scrutinize the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3 was rejected by Judge Lucy Koh. The judge emphasized the importance of maintaining fairness in the proceedings but noted that Samsung’s request crossed boundaries by seeking access to products that are still under wraps and likely in the developmental phase.

Conversely, Apple had requested to inspect Samsung’s devices, though these items were largely already available to the public or had been officially unveiled by the South Korean company.

However, the ruling wasn’t entirely favorable to Apple. The judge’s decision suggested that Apple might face difficulties in securing an injunction against Samsung unless it submits the iPhone 5 or the iPad 3 for court examination.

Without the possibility of an injunction, Samsung retains the ability to continue its sales of mobile devices in the U.S. market, reducing the urgency for the company to settle the ongoing legal dispute.


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