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Samsung destroyed evidence twice, Apple wants to tell the jury

0. phoneArena 01 Aug 2012, 21:08 posted on

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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posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:16 15

1. paulyyd (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


lol samsung digging its self deeper and deeper

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 22:19 9

14. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Samsung's incompetence alone could cost them the case.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:01 2

28. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


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.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:03 3

33. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14310; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Samsung is trying to cover something up.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 19:38

48. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


And Apple pays its way to the court to find samsung guilty

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 19:37

47. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Your comment is incompetence and irrelevant

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:02 3

30. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14310; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


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.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 08:46 2

46. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


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

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:23 32

2. Aeires (unregistered)


They weren't deleted, they're on sick leave in Hawaii.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:24 24

3. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


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.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:33 24

4. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


also from the same company that fights the use of ITS OWN DESIGNS aka, the Sony rip off designs, in the case.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:02 6

29. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


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.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 07:25 3

43. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


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.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 22:24 5

15. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Deleting evidence is much worse

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 00:07 11

20. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


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".

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 00:32 2

22. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


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?

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 01:57 4

25. tedkord (Posts: 12320; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


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...

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:03 1

32. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


The razr is natural evolution. Samsung is copying.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:03 1

31. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


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.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 07:26 1

44. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


APPLE'S DESIGN DOESN'T EVEN LOOK LIKE SONY'S. None of them look that much similar! It doesn't matter!

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:37 8

5. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


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?

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 00:26 3

21. Techvue (Posts: 14; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)


Wonder how the judge sleeps at night. She is really terrible.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:41 1

6. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)


LOL........

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:42 2

7. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


ohh boyyyy... its the end!!!!

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:45 6

9. phljcnth (Posts: 485; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Oops! I deleted it accidentally on purpose!

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 00:38 1

23. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Lol, exactly

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 21:53 7

10. Osman (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Apple just got trolled(Again) by the Samsung (^.^) :|

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 22:04 6

11. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


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.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 22:05 7

12. tedkord (Posts: 12320; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


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.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 22:08 1

13. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


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.

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