Apple and Samsung are scheduled to go to court in the US later this month, and now some evidence has been revealed which could spell bad news for Samsung in the trial.
According to a recent report by All Things D, Google told Samsung on a number of occasions that some of their new Android devices were too similar to Apple’s devices.
Google apparently told Samsung in February 2010 that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab (P1) and Galaxy Tab 10.1 (P3) were too similar to Apple’s iPad, and Google even demanded “distinguishable design vis-à-vis the iPad for the P3.” .
On top of that it would appear that Samsung has allegedly been destroying documents according to a recent report by Bloomberg, and the Jury in the trial will be told about this.
In effect, Samsung kept the shredder on long after it should have known about this litigation,” Grewal wrote. The judge said the “rolling basis” Samsung used for deletions resulted in a similar ruling against the company in case filed in 2004.
The case is scheduled for later this month, and if the court finds in Apple’s favor this could cause major problems for Samsung and also cost them a lot of money.