If I had one wish, it probably wouldn’t be for all these patent-related cases to disappear, but they are getting a tad tedious. Maybe if I had 57 wishes…
Today’s instalment is actually fairly interesting for a change. Primarily we’re hearing that – according to Apple – Samsung wilfully destroyed evidence, and not for the first time.
Essentially, Apple asserts that Samsung failed to meet an obligation to provide documents that might’ve proven advantageous to Team Cupertino.
A filing from Apple claims that Samsung purposefully destroyed "vast quantities of relevant evidence in blatant disregard of its duty to preserve all such evidence."
The motion goes on to describe how Samsung has been pulled up for such behaviour before, specifically in a case against Mosaid Technologies, wherein it materialised that Sammo had a policy for automatically deleting emails every two weeks.
In another case, Samsung security are said to have physically blocked officials from Korea’s Fair Trade Commission, who were attempting to conduct an on-site investigation.
While Samsung’s heavies held off the Fair Trade fuzz, the suits set about destroying anything incriminating. Great stuff.
Samsung’s reply is due by May 15 (Tuesday), with a subsequent hearing scheduled for June 7.
via: Network World