Apple has accused Samsung of "harassment" in the latest round of the bitter patent dispute between the smartphone and tablet vendors.
In the latest court filing, Apple has moved to block Samsung's request to see prototypes of the iPad 3 and iPhone 5.
Apple argues that Samsung has "already announced, distributed and described" the products that it is due to hand over to Apple on 17 June. In contrast, the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 have yet to be unveiled to the public.
"Samsung's Motion to Compel is an improper attempt to harass Apple by demanding production of extremely sensitive trade secrets that have no relevance to Apple's likelihood of success on its infringement claims or to a preliminary injunction motion," the filing noted.
Mueller believes that the court will not grant Samsung's request as "there doesn't seem to be sufficient cause", particularly as Apple is not arguing that future products are at risk, merely currently ones.
"Apple argues that it is the 'master' of its infringement claims, while Samsung is merely 'the copyist', and that, since no future iPhone and iPad products are at issue in Apple's complaint, there is no reason to show them," he said in a posting to the Foss Patents Blog.
"Apple doesn't say that Samsung's products infringe future Apple products - just existing ones."
Samsung was ordered to hand over samples of the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Infuse 4G and 4G LTE, also known as the Droid Charge, to Apple by 17 June.
Apple's lawyers will evaluate these products and then decide whether it is feasible to request a preliminary injunction against Samsung.
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