Apple and Samsung use to partner together on projects but now their continued bittersweet relationship continues. Samsung this week filed a motion in court, asking that they be given permission to see the iPhone 4S/5 and iPad 3 to determine if Apple has infringed with their products in any manner.
The motion was filed only several days after Apple demanded that the Droid Charge, Infuse 4G, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 be handed over so they could determine if those products should be blocked from the market for infringement.
The move by Apple was a strange request since they could find most of Samsung’s lines already on the market and now it looks like they could be opening up their “super secret” projects to scrutiny by an outside firm.
According to Nilay Patel of This Is My Next:
Apple and Samsung held negotiations for a year before giving up and heading to the courts, and I’m reliably informed that there haven’t been any substantive settlement discussions since Apple first filed its complaint. That means talks have been at a standstill for a long time now, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung was trying to put some additional heat on Apple to try and kick negotiations back into gear.
And now we wait for Apple to make their next move.