Apple Accused Of Withholding Evidence
Now, the two companies are back to their legal tussle. Apple had recently accused Samsung of destroying the evidence intentionally. Now Samsung is returning the favor. This time, according to a report in FOSS Patents, Samsung is claiming that Apple is withholding evidence.
Samsung is asking the United States District Court for the Northern District of California to penalize Apple for not complying with an 12 April 2012 order that required Apple to provide Samsung with documents from related proceedings. Apple tried to comply. However, some of the documents were from International Trade Center (ITC) investigations and the ITC would not let Apple share them with Samsung.
Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents believes Samsung is using this document request to delay the trial. It is going take time for the district court and the ITC decide which documents can and cannot be shared with the Korean company. Apple is asking for clarification from the court on this point and is waiting for a response.