Apple v. Samsung: Apple Is Ordered to Turn over Recent Settlement Agreement with HTC to Samsung Despite HTC's Objections
After the recent global settlement between Apple and HTC, the terms of which Apple and HTC agreed to keep confidential, Samsung requested production of the agreement from Apple. Samsung moved to compel the production of the agreement.
Samsung sought discovery of the agreement with HTC to support its opposition to Apple's motion for a permanent injunction. Samsung asserted that the settlement agreement undermined Apple's assertion that an injunction is a more appropriate remedy than monetary damages. Apple responded by stating that it was willing to provide the settlement agreement but asserted that HTC objected to the production of the agreement because the agreement's financial terms had competitive value.