Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th May 2011 17:23 UTC, submitted by John
Legal In order to not overwhelm OSNews with even more legal news, I didn't report on the recent developments in Apple v. Samsung until we had some more stuff to consolidate. Well, since the goings been getting good lately there, let's talk about it. Samsung was ordered to hand over a slew of unreleased products and materials to Apple, and now, Samsung, for its part, has demanded that Apple hands over the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 to Samsung. If they exist. This is gettin' good.
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A sneak peek is a sneak peek is a sneak peek.

No, it's not. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is one of the products, for example. It's already in the hands of 10's of thousands of people (their giving it away for free to developers). It's just 'unreleased'.

Samsung could not protect themselves from such a claim without like-access to Apple's in-development products.

That makes no sense. If Apple were to add something to IPad 3 that the current Samsung product has then Apple could not claimed anyone copied it.

If you deny Samsung access to the iCrap 3 then Apple can keep the case alive by claiming corporate spies are at play

Now your in tin foil hat territory.

Further, it is likely that Samsung devices could be copied by the iCrap 3 given such accesses without a display of status for in-development iCrap products. This is like the court ordering you to give up your product development DETAILS to a rival company, without any benefit of protection.

All the Samsung products in question can be seen on any decent tech blog. Thousands of people already have them. It's one thing to be able to see the thing though and it's another to legally use it as a piece of evidence in litigation.

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