Samsung Denied Legal Peek of iPhone 5 and iPad3 in Apple Lawsuit Drama

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    Although it is debatable that this constitutes 'News', because this outcome was easily foreseeable, it is still worth noting: The judge in the Samsung vs. Apple counter-suit case denied Samsung's request to get a 'legal peek' at the iPhone 5 and iPad 3. Here's a quote from the Engadget article with some details,
    Again, this should not come as a surprise to anyone. It was highly unlikely that the judge would have ruled differently, and was really little more than "legal maneuvering" from Samsung. Still, there is some indication that Samsung's arguments actually had some merit in the Judge's eyes. Within the final court document, the Judge made sure to add a passage hinting that Apple may not get a preliminary injunction against the sale of certain Samsung products in the United States at this stage of the court proceedings. Here is what the Judge said,
    Ultimately, it is still entirely possible that a preliminary injunction could be granted based upon other grounds, but at this stage in the game, Apple needs to proceed very strategically. If Apple requests a preliminary injunction and the timing and argument they make are weak, then it could be denied, and the effect would make Apple look bad (or just worse depending on your point-of-view) in the public's eye. They will obviously move forward cautiously, as they are assuredly some of the best lawyers that Apple's deep pockets can employ, but perhaps there is some truth to earlier reports that executives within the two companies are trying to work things out away from the courtroom. Apple's lawyers have confirmed it, but Samsung's lawyers denied it, so, the "soap opera" continues...

    Source: Engadget and FOSS Patents
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    It was a tactical move all along. And it looks like it may have paid off.

    No Galaxy S delay in the US? Win for Samsung for right now.
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    tl;dr

    Can someone just do a short dumbed explanation of this for me, please? XD
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    APPLE: They're copying our stuff! Make them stop selling their stuff! And make them show us their stuff!

    SAMSUNG: Make them show us their stuff!

    COURTS: Samsung, show Apple your stuff. Apple, you don't have to show Samsung your stuff. But I'm leaning towards letting Samsung continue selling their stuff.