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Motorola Mobility has asked Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal of the US District Court for the Northern District of California to seal "highly confidential" records of patent negotiations with Samsung. The summary of a licensing negotiation between Motorola and Samsung in 2000 was used in the Apple versus Samsung trial held in August to defend Samsung witnesses against Apple deposition.
Potentially defying Judge Lucy Koh's orders barring evidence that Apple allegedly copied a Sony phone while designing the iPhone, Samsung ordered its PR agency to send two PowerPoint presentations to reporters detailing the restricted evidence. The files contain quotes from a deposition of former Apple designer Shin Nishibori who said that Jonathan Ive told him to create a phone inspired by Sony designs for internal presentation to Steve Jobs.