Well, Samsung had to know there’d be ramifications for its decision to leak evidence that was rejected by the court to the press. Apple submitted a request to the US District Court today asking Judge Lucy Koh to dismiss the charges Samsung brought against Apple, and rule that Samsung did in fact violate Apple’s phone design patents. Apple feels the move would “fully rectify the harm that Samsung and [lawyer] Mr. Quinn have done.” Apple believes it cannot receive a fair trial since the leaked documents cannot be unseen by the public, and since it was Samsung’s own team that leaked the evidence, the case against Apple should be thrown out.
Of course, this is unlikely to happen, though it certainly will make for an interesting rest of the week in the Apple vs. Samsung case. In the meantime, you can read the 18-page Apple statement in its entirety at this link. We’ll continue to bring you updates from the case as they unfold.
[via Ars Technica]