Samsung Defends Decision to Share Evidence With Media

A lawyer for Samsung Electronics Co. said the company’s decision to send reporters disputed evidence in its patent case with Apple Inc. was “lawful” and “ethical,” in a filing responding to federal Judge Lucy Koh’s request to explain the unusual move.

John Quinn, a lawyer for Samsung who is managing partner of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, said in a filing Wednesday morning that the company emailed the exhibits — which Judge Koh had blocked from consideration by the jury — in response to requests from media and denied any wrongdoing. Samsung believes the exhibits show the iPhone was inspired by Sony Corp., among other things.

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