Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Co., Ltd., No. C 11-1846 LHK (PSG), 2012 WL 1595784 (N.D. Cal. May 4, 2012)

Key Insight: For defendant?s significant delay in producing source code for ?design-around? products despite a court order compelling such production and because the delay resulted in prejudice to the plaintiff because of its inability to follow up (because the source code was produced after the close of discovery), the court imposed substantial sanctions and ordered that defendant would be precluded from offering ?design-around? evidence for three patents and from arguing that the design-arounds were in any way distinct from version of the code produced in accordance with the court?s order: ?Samsung must instead rely on versions of the code that were produced on or before December 31, 2011.?

Nature of Case: Patent Infringement

Electronic Data Involved: Source Code

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