Samsung destroyed evidence twice, Apple wants to tell the jury
0. phoneArena posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:08
Apple wants to inform the jury in Apple v. Samsung that not once, but twice Samsung destroyed email evidence pertaining to a jury trial; once was when email that was supposed to be saved for the current trial was deleted and the same thing happened in 2004 during a different case...
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14. E.N. posted on 01 Aug 2012, 22:19 9 13
Samsung's incompetence alone could cost them the case.
28. taco50 (banned) posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:01 2 16
I don't think it's incompetence. I think they're deleting evidence on purpose. Just like they're leaking information to the press they're not supposed to. Samsung is playing dirty.
33. Mxyzptlk posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:03 3 12
Samsung is trying to cover something up.
48. InspectorGadget80 posted on 02 Aug 2012, 19:38 0 0
And Apple pays its way to the court to find samsung guilty
47. InspectorGadget80 posted on 02 Aug 2012, 19:37 0 1
Your comment is incompetence and irrelevant
30. Mxyzptlk posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:02 3 13
I know right? Seems like Samsung is desperate at this point. All they had to do in the beginning is be original instead of copying Apple. Even Google warned them not to copy Apple.
46. good2great posted on 02 Aug 2012, 08:46 2 0
PA needs to remove the thumb up/down feature on this site...
its getting ridiculous...lol
but yeah Samsung it's looking like the guilty one at this point in the case... maybe they can turn things around soon
2. Aeires (unregistered) posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:23 32 4
They weren't deleted, they're on sick leave in Hawaii.
3. guest posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:24 24 3
This is rich coming from the company that forced a key witness to "retire" one month before the trial began. Come on really? If the judge is going to allow this they should also let the jury know about the Apple employee that suddenly retired. Samsung's employee is going to testify Apple's employee won't even be in the courtroom.
4. remixfa posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:33 24 7
also from the same company that fights the use of ITS OWN DESIGNS aka, the Sony rip off designs, in the case.
29. quakan posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:02 6 0
Apple’s “Purple” Concept For iPhone Gets Sony-Inspired Designs Thrown Out Of Patent Trial...the Purple concept is from 2005 and the Sony design is from March 2006.
43. Non_Sequitur posted on 02 Aug 2012, 07:25 3 0
Oh my God, you guys. No one copied Apple. We're talking about rectangles with buttons here. No one design even comes close to the other, I'll be the first to admit it. This is ridiculous. Unless the design is a complete rip off of another thing, then it's NOT IMPORTANT.
I wish this would end so you all would STOP BITCHING.
20. remixfa posted on 02 Aug 2012, 00:07 11 2
how is it worse? You dont know what was said. All you can do is paint a picture about what was possibly said.. which is conjecture.. which is inadmissible.
However a direct, apple drawn copy of Sony's design which is very very similar to the iphone's final appearance is VERY damning to their own evidence that they are original and deserve patent protection on rounded rectangles.
I say let Apple talk about it, let Samsung explain their auto-dump security system.. but at the same time Let samsung's F-700 and "iSony" proof in as well. That would be "fair".
22. E.N. posted on 02 Aug 2012, 00:32 2 0
Yes the fact that they deleted the evidence is pretty damn bad. You're exactly right, we have no clue what those documents said, which is why it's so bad!
Didn't Apple show that they've been working on the design well before Sony's design came in. The original iPhone looks tons more like the Project Purple than it does the ugly Sony mock-up.
And I think Samsung is deviating from the main point. They should be trying to prove that the Samsung Galaxy devices don't copy the iPhone. Instead they'refocusing a lot of their energy with this whole Sony deal to try to show that Apple copied Sony, thus invalidating the patent (which should be a whole different issue). Are they saying that they didn't copy the iPhone or that they did but it doesn't matter because Apple shouldn't have gotten the patent anyway since it's not theirs?
25. tedkord posted on 02 Aug 2012, 01:57 4 1
So, what we have seen is that Apple, Sony and Samsung all had designs with rounded corner rectangle slabs before the iPhone was released. Sounds like the natural evolution of the market, not copying of a unique design...
32. taco50 (banned) posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:03 1 11
The razr is natural evolution. Samsung is copying.
31. taco50 (banned) posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:03 1 11
Yes Apple showed they had the design well before Sony. Fandroids could care less about facts. They're still claiming the razr outsold the iPhone on VZW even though it was proven the iPhone was #1 again.
44. Non_Sequitur posted on 02 Aug 2012, 07:26 1 0
APPLE'S DESIGN DOESN'T EVEN LOOK LIKE SONY'S. None of them look that much similar! It doesn't matter!
5. sprockkets posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:37 8 1
How do these lawyers sleep at night? Besides being near their pile of money they make, seeing that ars said they bill around $850 an hour?
21. Techvue posted on 02 Aug 2012, 00:26 3 2
Wonder how the judge sleeps at night. She is really terrible.
10. Osman posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:53 7 1
Apple just got trolled(Again) by the Samsung (^.^) :|
11. Joshing4fun posted on 01 Aug 2012, 22:04 6 1
Ugh, why does anyone even care. There arguing about a 3 year old device which isn't even on the market anymore. Just throw this whole case out and let's get on with our lives.
12. tedkord posted on 01 Aug 2012, 22:05 7 1
The older instance has no bearing on this case, but if emails were destroyed for this case, I see no reason they shouldn't be revealed to the jury. Samsung should explain what happened.
At the same time, Apple's former designer Shin should be compelled to testify, since he was directly involved in Apple using Sony designs to come up with iPhone ideas. The whole sudden retirement, he's too sick to testify but not too sick to run marathons crap shouldn't fly.
And since Apple brought up the F700, Samsung should be allowed to enter it into evidence.
13. Jay_F posted on 01 Aug 2012, 22:08 1 5
It wouldn't have been deleted unless they have something to hide... Automatic deletion or not, they should have known, and there's in all likelihood some type of checklist companies go through with impending lawsuits that instructs them on the proper actions they should take to at least maintain their integrity.
16. onilink67 posted on 01 Aug 2012, 22:34 2 0
Many companies have this policy but I've never heard of something as extreme as 20 days like Samsung has. I however find it hard to believe that someone at the level of a Principle Engineer didn't backup his emails to PST files or Islands I believe they are called in the lotus notes world. Most of these blame should be on this particular engineer as anyone in engineering would know have everything in writing because when bullets start flying later on they are your ammo.
17. steelcityball2k5 posted on 01 Aug 2012, 22:40 5 1
I just don't understand why apple is wasting millions and millions of dollars trying to run Samsung into the ground... Why not take those funds and invest them into jumping ahead of the curve instead of just catching up every November.
18. -box- posted on 01 Aug 2012, 22:59 0 1
Not even catching up, just staying a step ahead of obsolescence
24. stevetruman posted on 02 Aug 2012, 01:40 1 2
way to go, samsung..!!! destroy yourself and let the case goes on and on.. and probly do the best to file bankrupty..!!!hahhahaha.. waiting for the day to happen..!!!!
27. tedkord posted on 02 Aug 2012, 01:59 3 1
You'll be long dead and gone before that day comes.
34. quakan posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:05 0 2
Nothing is deleted on the Internet. That email can still be archived somehow.
35. taco50 (banned) posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:05 2 2
Android fans do you think Samsung is killing their own case by repeatedly not following judges orders?
37. roscuthiii posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:53 1 0
Oh yeah, Samsung is definitely fumbling the ball.
36. Seannyc posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:14 2 2
Don't trust those krazy koreans! Look at KIm Jong Ill!
samsung is deffianately not making the right moves!
jk jk im asian I can say it you cant ;)
50. InspectorGadget80 posted on 02 Aug 2012, 19:47 0 0
U know judge koh is asian right? And samsung is south korea not north. Do a little history before you comment bout a company origin.
38. roscuthiii posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:58 1 3
Well, if Apple wants to bring something not related to the case on hand, Samsung should be allowed to do the same. It's not like there aren't skeletons in Apple's closet.
With Judge Lucy Koh presiding over the bench though, I doubt they are given the reciprocation.
Koh's gotta go. She's either blatantly for Apple or just totally inept. Samsung's well on their way to botching their own case, we don't need the judge ushering it along.
39. roscuthiii posted on 02 Aug 2012, 03:09 1 2
Because of Koh's Korean descent, I believe what she is doing is trying to show that she isn't going to favor Samsung because of her heritage, but in the end that is still a travesty of justice when a judge is partial to one side over another in the blatant manner she has shown.
Then to, there's also her husband's business ties. That should have been deemed a conflict of interest from the start.
At best this should be declared a mistrial, at worst Lucy should be removed from the bench.
51. InspectorGadget80 posted on 02 Aug 2012, 19:49 0 0
We dont need a company like apple to pay their way out of the court room
41. Shino posted on 02 Aug 2012, 05:02 1 1
Bhaaa, Samsung - yellow pants! Gotcha! :))) Cheeky little b'staaads! :))) Show the judge ''the other hand''! :)
42. gesick posted on 02 Aug 2012, 05:24 1 0
LOL,. there's nothing left original in this world,... all just innovations,... and if your product is great there is nothing to worry about,.... even they copy it,... just create a new one that will stand-out the rest,... ----anyway they just want our money----
45. fraydoe posted on 02 Aug 2012, 07:49 1 2
omfg, seriously now its a little annoying, theyre like some little kids, the judge should just dismiss the case with a big STFU and DEAL WITH IT
53. viper1983 posted on 03 Aug 2012, 22:04 0 0
Samsung sheep may not like how this trial turns out