U.S. court questions public interest scope in Apple secrecy hearing

Customers gather outside an Apple store before the release of iPhone 5 in MunichBy Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal appeals court aggressively questioned the scope of the public interest and trade secrets at a hearing on Tuesday over document secrecy in Apple Inc's patent litigation against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. A coalition of media advocacy groups and news organizations is asking the Federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court ruling that ordered the companies to unseal many financial documents filed in the high-stakes patent case. …

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