Apple Sees Harassment in Samsung Demand to See iPad 3 and iPhone 5

June 15, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Folks at Apple don’t seem to be happy! Samsung’s latest legal request to view prototype versions of the iPad 3 and the iPhone 5 has sparked more heat between the two rivals. Now a repartee comes from the Cupertino company calling Samsung “the copyist” and claiming that the Korean company is doing nothing but trying to harass them with unreasonable demands. Apple has filed a case asking the judge to deny Samsung’s request.

The story began with Apple filing a legal case on trademark infringement lawsuit against Samsung, accusing the Korean technology major of copying their iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch. The reply from Samsung was also harsh as they countersued Apple with claims of patent infringement.

Apple added to the ire by asking to review sample units of the unreleased Samsung gadgets, including the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9, Galaxy S II, Droid Charge, and Infuse 4G. Apple said they wanted to evaluate these unreleased devices to see if they also fall under the same infringement claims of intellectual property. It was for this run that Sammy responded by requesting to see Apple’s iPad 3 and iPhone 5.

The issues are getting heated up day by day. Some of these will be decided this Friday when Samsung and Apple will meet with the judge presiding over the case to discuss Samsung’s conflict-ridden request.

The proceedings will be taking place in the U.S District Court for the Northern District of California. Where is the battle heading for? Tell us your views.

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