The legal issues between Samsung and Apple refuse to back down and in most cases I chose to stop reporting on them because they were becoming repetitive and iJailbreak isn’t meant to be the next Bloomberg or The Wall Street Journal. Regardless, this particular case is interesting to say the least and could have some huge ramifications for the fruit company.
According to The Korea Times, Samsung claimed in court that is should have access to “Apple’s software source code to confirm whether or not its technology patents were infringed upon in the latest i0S 6 operating system powering iPhones and iPads.”
Of course Apple denied the request and called it ridiculous saying “It doesn’t’ make any sense. Samsung is saying that we should give up protecting our most important data.” If you are up-to-date on past legal proceedings with Apple you will already know that both Motorola and Google have also asked for the source code to be supplied in the past but to no avail.
The reason why Samsung wants Apple’s source code is to determine whether Apple indeed did infringe on a patent relating to “the function that allows iPhone users to check updated messages, weather information and schedules by swiping the upper-end of the screen.” The Korean company is arguing that without the source code it is impossible to confirm whether or not its patents have been infringed.
The court has yet to decide whether or not it will force Apple to give its source code to Samsung. We will keep you updated if the court makes a decision ruling in favour of Samsung’s request. Until that time stay tuned.