Apple vs. Samsung: Yoda vs. Count Dooku - Page 2
Samsung’s recent actions continue to show a disregard for the justice system:
- July 25, 2012: Magistrate Paul Grewal informs the jury that they could take into account that “spoliation” of evidence occurred when Samsung destroyed evidence that could have been used in the Apple lawsuit (in Apple’s favor); Samsung had a policy of automatically deleting emails that were two weeks old and should have suspended that policy between August 2010 (when Apple informed Samsung of patent infringement) and April 2011 (when Apple initiated the lawsuit).
- Aug. 1, 2012: The presiding U.S. judge, Lucy Koh, became “livid” after Samsung leaked evidence in a press release that was previously barred from the court.
As both sides present closing arguments this week, the Apple lawyers have likely felt like using Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi mind trick as Samsung presented evidence to refute Apple’s claims: “These (Samsung documents) are not the ones you are looking for…(to rule in favor of Apple).” Yet the nine-person jury will reach a verdict for this epic patent trial that will reverberate through the mobile industry for years to come. The jury’s decision will determine not only which company turned to the Dark Side but also which legal sequel we will see – either a New Hope or The Empire Strikes Back.