Judge Mulls Possible Sanctions For Samsung And Counsel Over Apple Info Disclosure
Professor Mark Lemley comments on the potential for an appeal in the retrial of the infringement case between Apple and Samsung in The ABA Journal.
A federal magistrate judge in California is mulling potential sanctions against Samsung Electronics and its counsel over the possible violation of a protective order concerning discovery in a hard-fought, big-bucks patent-infringement case.
Apple provided confidential information to Samsung's law firm, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, which was supposed to be kept confidential under a court protective order. But it appears that information about four patent license agreements was included in an unredacted expert report on damages that the law firm sent to Samsung, IDG News Service reports.
"I do think the main effect of the trial will be to set up the whole case for appeal," law professor Mark Lemley of Stanford University tells the San Jose Mercury News.