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Samsung Publishes Excluded Court Evidence, Angering Court Judge

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Today marked the second day of the heated Apple, Samsung court case, and Samsung is already under hot water after releasing exclusive case evidence. Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung the ability to show the jury their pre-iPhone F700 device, yet it would prove they didn’t copy the iPhone. So earlier today Samsung sent the slides to AllThingsD, starting all the commotion.

After Judge Koh found the evidence leaked on the internet, she was inflamed with anger, stating some very harsh words against Samsung.

With AllThingsD, Koh stated the following:

“Tell Mr. Quinn I’d like to see him today,” Koh said. “I want to know who drafted the press release, who authorized it from the legal team.”

The Verge provides even further details:

Koh was “livid” when she found out about the All Things D story and press release, and demanded to know if Quinn was involved. “I want Mr. Quinn’s declaration as to what his role was,” said Koh. “I want to know who authorized it.”

Apple themselves weren’t all too happy about the situation either. Now they have to hope the jurors fail to notice the published information. Jurors are required to make decisions based off of strictly courtroom evidence, but if this type of information is available, they might use it against Apple.

Take a look at some of the pre-iPhone Samsung phones above. Let us know if any resemble the original iPhone 2G.

[via 9to5mac]

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  • Go on™

    Sounds like another judge getting her pockets greased by a company. I shall deny showing of evidence of samsungs phone proving they didnt copy the iphone, sounds like a fair trial. Im not a lawyer but sounds like bull. Good on you samsung for publishing the facts other ways

  • Love how the case is suddenly being thrown into the sewer by Samsung. Rules are rules!

  • For a fair trial, Samsung should be able to use any evidence that they have. But that’s not how the judge ruled it unfortunately. This leak could go either way. The jury notices it, or the judge penalizes Samsung.

  • Koot

    Sounds like the case was thrown into the sewer by the judge to me.

  • Kj

    Seems convienant that after all this….now Samsung mystically has documents proving there innocence

  • Unless they have a prototype, and schematic designs like apple does, how are we to believe that they didn’t just make these “designs” up after the fact ?

  • Ryan

    Since they were apparently destroyed some time ago, they needed time to “find” (read ‘doctor’ some old documents, so they could pass them off as originals!

    Also, these are in the design stages, who’s to say Apple doesn’t have their own mock ups in the design stages? Why are these documents only coming to light now if this lawsuit becomes about the design? This should have been released back in 2007 when Apple released their phone. Something is not right with Samsungs documents.

  • FragilityG4

    Is there any publication as to why the Samsung information was thrown out?

  • Look for a previous blog on here, it shows some early design mock ups of the iphone.

  • qaz

    this doesn’t prove anything they could easily make up a timeline and say they had these products in design. Samsung just needs to admit they went off from the success and design from Jon Ive

  • Canadan

    I’m sure Apple’s iPhone design pre-dates 2006 and I’m sure the judge is smart enough to sniff out a cover up if she senses something is sketchy with Samsung’s evidence. Wasn’t there news that they destroyed evidence?

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