As the intellectual property lawsuit of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) against Samsung in Australia progressed, the South Korean company has accused the American one of tampering with witnesses. According to Slash Gear:
For the moment, it seems like the courts have sided with Apple. Justice Annabelle Bennett, of the Sydney Federal Court, pointed out that “the expert report is a piece of evidence but can be challenged in cross examination” and highlighted the fact that Samsung could question its authors during the so-called “hut tub” testimony stage.
The charge adds to the mud-slinging between the two companies, which has included a release of key data by Samsung that is a part of its case with Apple in the United States. The information was not admitted by the court, and apparently Samsung believed the public should see it anyway.
Douglas A. McIntyre