Samsung's Apple Discovery Bid Hinges On Japanese Case

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 8:02 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday rebuffed Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s move to obtain old iPhone evidence from Apple Inc. in one of the pair's patent infringement actions, saying Samsung must wait until a Japanese court rules on the same request.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal ruled that in an effort to prevent entanglement in a foreign dispute between the bitter rivals and out of respect for the Tokyo court that is considering a parallel request, Samsung’s discovery motion is denied without prejudice.

Samsung had...
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