Apple and Samsung spar over leaked license contracts

Apple says Samsung has used the leaked documents to its competitive advantage

By , IDG News Service |  IT Management

Apple's attorney complained that most of the emails Samsung provided it with are blacked out, and Allen said Nokia hasn't received any information at all. "We still don't have answers to the most basic questions," Allen said.

He blasted Samsung for having the "temerity" to suggest it wanted to engage in its own "offensive discovery."

"Offensive is an understatement," the Nokia attorney said. "They don't get it at all -- they don't get what their obligations are, they don't get what their responsibilities are."

Apple's attorney, Lee, told the judge: "We came asking for judicial intervention because we didn't feel the fox could supervise the hen house on its own."

Quinn protested that Samsung was required to redact the documents because of the very protective order it broke in disseminating Apple's information in the first place. It couldn't prepare its witnesses for the same reason, he said.

Quinn said his firm acted properly when it discovered the document on the FTP server. It was discovered in 13 hours and the recipient was told to delete it without looking at it, he said. Unfortunately, Quinn said, the document was redacted improperly a second time and distributed again.

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow James on Twitter at @jniccolai. James's e-mail address is james_niccolai@idg.com

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