Samsung and Apple were both ordered to disclose certain confidential documents to one another as they kept crying foul, and Apple is trying to use a recent situation in its attempt to re-seal some of them.
Having been denied the request to have Samsung's case thrown out
due to misconduct, Apple is now playing the concern card.
The company demanded that Judge Lucy Koh seal some sensitive sales summaries and buyer surveys that, the Cupertino company fears, Samsung could publish the same way it released rejected evidence.
Apple claims that the files could cause “severe harm to Apple” and contain sales data broken down for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, plus Q2 2011 tracking studies and 2011 buyer surveys.
“Without further action, these highly confidential exhibits will be publicly disclosed causing severe harm to Apple” the company’s legal team wrote to the judge, CNET reports
. “[There was] document-by-document showing of good cause and compelling reasons for sealing [the stats].”
We'll post a follow-up when Judge Koh makes a decision in this regard.