A U.S. judge late on Tuesday rejected Samsung’s request to take a look at the next version of iPhone and iPad products from Apple, according to FOSS Patents. The two companies have been fighting each other for months over patent infringement claims.
Apple has taken part in several high-profile lawsuits as of late over patent claims, and whichever company wins usually ends up with substantial gains. Most recently, Apple lost in a patent battle with Nokia, with Apple agreeing to license several Nokia patents.
In the case of Samsung, Apple sued the company in April, saying that Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones and tablets infringed on many patents and trademarks. In typical big corporate fashion, Samsung counter-sued and said Apple was infringing on its patents.
In late May, Samsung requested that Apple give it unreleased versions of the iPhone and iPad because it would be “highly relevant” to its defense. Before this, a judge had ordered Samsung to hand over materials to Apple, but those were items that already had hit the market.