The order was the latest inÂ Appleâ€™s patent infringement lawsuitÂ against Samsung in US District Court in Northern California. The dispute essentially boils down to Apple alleging that Samsung products look an awful lot like its own.
On Friday Samsung lawyersÂ returned the favour, asking the judge to order Apple to hand over ‘a sample of the final, commercial version of the next generation iPhone that Apple will release,’ the next generation iPad and the final retail packaging and inserts for both.
Court documents posted byÂ This is my next reveal that Samsung asked for the upcoming Apple devices to ‘evaluate whether a likelihood of confusion exists between the Samsung and Apple products that will be in the market at the same time.’
In other words: show us what the next iPad and iPhone will look like so we can make sure we arenâ€™t accused of copying you again.
According to the documents, Apple rejected Samsungâ€™s request, saying its future devices have ‘no relevance,’ since Apple is basing its case on products that are already in the market.
Itâ€™s a gutsy move on Samsungâ€™s part.
The products that Samsung was forced to hand over to Appleâ€™s legal team have been publicly revealed and in some cases released. Appleâ€™s upcoming devices are still a mystery.