Apple vs Samsung

The continuing Apple-Samsung rivalry over the supposed duplication of iPhone and iPad designs and interface has grown to be fiercer.

In reaction to Samsung's demand to see the next-generation iPhone and iPad products, the iconic iPhone creator has struck back at Samsung calling their require an "attempt to harass. "

Apple has submitted a motion in the District Court for the Northern District of California requesting the judge to deny Samsung's request. Based on the filing, Apple states that, Samsung's demand "is not a good faith attempt to obtain information needed to defend against a preliminary injunction". "Rather, it is a transparent and improper attempt to harass Apple by demanding extremely sensitive trade secrets that have no relevance to Apple's infringement claims, or to Samsung's defences to a preliminary injunction, " based on the records.

Previous month, Samsung had looked for a court order to pressure Apple to reveal iPhone and iPad designs under development. The Korean smartphone producer claimed it requires the info to defend against accusations it replicated Apple's merchandise.

In accordance with paperwork submitted on May 27 by Samsung in San Jose, California federal court, Samsung has to be permitted to see the finalized designs of the next-generation iPhone and iPad, which might be called iPhone 5 and iPad 3, to "evaluate if a probability of confusion exists" between new Samsung and Apple items which will most likely go on sale about the same time.

Samsung's requirement has been part of the competition involving the 2 companies that started in April this year when Apple claimed that Samsung Galaxy products "slavishly" replicated iPad and iPhone technologies as well as style.

Apple filed suit against Samsung in San Francisco alleging that the South Korean organization replicated their mobile phones as well as tablet computers. Apple's suit stated Samsung's cell phones and Galaxy Tab imitated the iPhone and iPad.

Samsung as well retaliated with patent law suits against Apple in South Korea, Japan and Germany, including infringements of up to 5 patents.