Apple v. Samsung: The Federal Circuit Recognizes Protection for Confidential Information That Would Harm Competitive Interests, Despite the High Profile Nature of the Litigation

The Federal Circuit has ruled that Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.’s financial and internal market research information may remain protected and need not be disclosed to the public.  As we have noted separately, U.S. District Court Judge Koh had denied both parties’ motions to seal financial and other commercial information that the parties considered confidential—motions which neither party contested—in the Apple v. Samsung smartphone and tablet patent litigation.  In the appeal of these decisions to the Federal Circuit, the parties sought to maintain information regarding profit margins, profits on specific products, unit sales, revenue, costs, and internal market research   Read More »

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