The ongoing legal tussle between Apple Inc. and Samsung seems to be escalating sharply with the Cupertino based Smartphone maker labelling Samsung demands to view iPhone 5 and iPad 3 as harassment.
The genesis of case lies of patent infringement claims made by Apple on Samsung over its Galaxy range of devices which Apple claims closely resembles iPhone and iPad in both look and feel.
Samsung was served with a court direction to show its upcoming range of Galaxy products and in May it decided to file a reciprocal discovery appeal to know more about Apple iPad 3 and iPhone 5.
Apple has termed Samsung claims as “misconceived” and has mentioned that its upcoming products contain critical trade secrets that it cannot disclose.
The legal response filed by Apple in response to Samsung’s request argues that it was not in good faith and mentions “it is a transparent and improper attempt to harass Apple by demanding extremely sensitive trade secrets that have no relevance to Apple's infringement claims or to Samsung's defences to a preliminary injunction”.
While both the companies seem to be at loggerheads over patent claims, it is interesting to note that Apple is a major client for Samsung and contributes nearly four percent to its total revenue figures.