Last fall left Apple filed a lawsuit against Nokia. Apple accused Nokia of deliberately excluding certain patents from an agreement between the companies, which was later sold to a patent troll that tried in vain to sue Apple.
Nokia countered with its own lawsuit in which Apple allegedly infringing on several patents.
Now, reports Patently Apple that Nokia has filed a request with the court in Washington, DC to gain access to documents that Samsung made use of in his great duel with Apple in the US courts. The materials are said to be important for Nokia's arguments and can not get hold of in other ways.