Round 3 of the ensuing Apple vs. Samsung Court Battle --
iPhone 3G front design patent beside actual Samsung Galaxy S front panel
Following Samsung's motion to compel Apple to surrender samples of the yet-to-be-announced iPad 3 and iPhone 5, the Cupertino-company issues a response via a court document calling Samsung "The Copyist" --
Samsung’s Motion to Compel is an improper attempt to harass Apple by demanding production of extremely sensitive trade secrets that have no relevance to Apple’s likelihood of success on its infringement claims or to a preliminary injunction motion.
Apple made a compelling showing in its motion to expedite discovery that Apple needs samples of products that Samsung has already announced, distributed, and described, so that Apple can evaluate whether to file a preliminary injunction motion against those products, which look strikingly similar to the distinctive trade dress of Apple’s current products. Samsung has made no such showing about Apple’s future products. Therefore, Samsung’s Motion to Compel should be denied. [source]
OK. I think Apple takes this round. How about you?