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Apple accuses Samsung of illegally obtaining sensitive information

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Oct 2013 15:10 User comments (5)

Apple accuses Samsung of illegally obtaining sensitive information Apple and Samsung are once again in a legal spat.
The Cupertino giant has accused Samsung of 'unlawfully obtaining sensitive information about the terms and conditions of its 2011 patent license agreement with Nokia' and is now seeking sanctions.

In the motion, Apple claims that Dr. Seungho Ahn, a Samsung executive, knew the terms of the settlement and leveraged that knowledge to 'negotiate other potential patent settlements in Samsung's favor.' In the complaint, Apple says the licensing terms were given to Samsung's lawyers clearly marked "Highly Confidential -- Attorneys' Eyes Only", but the files were shared anyways.

During a meeting between Samsung and Nokia on June 4, 2013 to discuss a patent license deal, Dr. Ahn "informed Nokia that the terms of the Apple-Nokia license were known to him" and then stated that "Apple had produced the Apple-Nokia license in its litigation with Samsung, and that Samsung's outside counsel had provided his team with the terms of the Apple-Nokia license."

Ahn then proved to "Nokia that he knew the confidential terms of the Apple-Nokia license, reciting the terms of the license, and even went so far as to tell Nokia that 'all information leaks.'"

The motion goes on to detail how the sensitive information was transferred between lawyers and executives that should have had no access to them. The documents were posted on FTP servers and also sent via email, completely unredacted.

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5 user comments

14.10.2013 16:25

great...sigh

25.10.2013 6:06

OMG... Shut the fuck up Apple. All you whinny bitches know how to do is sue, obviously you're not confident enough in your own business model that you have to go after everyone else. Grow the fuck up, and Afterdawn, please, please, please stop printing these pointless stories.

35.10.2013 22:01

Originally posted by Bigwillyz:
OMG... Shut the fuck up Apple. All you whinny bitches know how to do is sue, obviously you're not confident enough in your own business model that you have to go after everyone else. Grow the fuck up, and Afterdawn, please, please, please stop printing these pointless stories.
I agree. It would appear that the attorneys should be suing the other attorneys. lol

Aside: And AD should block all useless responses by A5J4DX.

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46.10.2013 2:59

illegally obtaining sensitive information? is there any other way?

515.10.2013 14:12

@ aldan : You said it !!!

After all what are lawyers for ?

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