INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CLIENT ALERT: Adverse Jury Instruction Results from Failure to Disable Auto-Deletion of Emails

    View Author 30 July 2012
    The U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, granted in part Apple’s request for an adverse jury instruction in its ongoing battle with Samsung. See Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Elecs. Ltd., Case No. C 11-1846, Dkt. No. 895 (N.D. Cal. July 24, 2012). In doing so, the court found that Samsung did not take adequate steps to avoid spoliation of evidence by electing not to disable the “auto-delete” function of its email system.