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Apple's (AAPL) patent fight with Samsung gets hotter, this time with AAPL accusing Samsung of...

Apple's (AAPL) patent fight with Samsung gets hotter, this time with AAPL accusing Samsung of destroying evidence. The allegation claims that Samsung destroyed “vast quantities of relevant evidence by routinely purging emails from custodian computers, and has continued to do so despite its duty to preserve evidence to the case.
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  • jswieter
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    Of course. They need to hide the fact that they are stealing from Apple. That is their culture.
    11 May 2012, 06:59 PM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    samsung copies aapl endlessly....aapl needs to quit contracting with this rip off,,, samsung has no vision just manufacturing capabiities.
    11 May 2012, 09:18 PM Reply Like
  • dmarilley
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    The SAMSUNG PACKAGING is amusing, isn't it.
    11 May 2012, 10:55 PM Reply Like
  • consultnick
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    From a public relations perspective, it is comforting to see AAPL finally get out its own stick, instead of suffering in silence as it gets repeatedly beaten up by Samsung's continuous attacks. The great mass of non-investing members of the Apple ecosystem might feel a little better about life within the community when they see AAPL stand up for itself and take initiative.

     

    From an investor perspective, it should put a little backbone into the stock price, because a certain percentage of investors flee any legal or accounting controversy--especially if the company seems to be on the defensive endlessly. That's how Microsoft ran their game for a decade--and the stock took horrible long-term damage. In APPL's case, it would be quite a relief to resolve the Proview mess, and get the best of Samsung in any matter.

     

    Personally, I have read hundreds--if not a thousand--opinions on the weird "frenemy' co-dependent relationship enjoyed by APPL and Samsung, and were I Tim Cook, I would use whatever portion of the $120 billion AAPL has in the bank necessary to build my own proprietary source of supply regarding semiconductors and semiconductor sub-assemblies, thereby staunching the outflow of intellectual capital and ideas.

     

    The Koreans are unstoppable--while everyone worries about China ripping off intellectual property, they should be hyper-vigilant about Korea--specifically Samsung. Samsung needs to be ejected from the APPL ecosystem, if for no other reason than long-term AAPL self-preservation. To see the Korean ethic at work, one simply need look no further than Hyundai and Kia, who are currently banqueting at Honda and Toyota’s table.

     

    The sad truth is that it is very, very difficult to cultivate semiconductor independence here in America, which makes every aspect of establishing such a supplier almost impossible. Environmental, labor and tax issues nearly foreclose such a remedy, and as long as AAPL must venture out into other countries, it will face the threat of defection and loss of intellectual property. It really needs its own factory--in its own country.
    12 May 2012, 02:56 AM Reply Like
  • seniorenergyman
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    Talk to some of the people in the know! Apple is the 800# gorilla of the intellectual properties world. With their deep pockets and holier than thou attitude they routinely beat up on everyone like a big bully. Everyone hates them and are waiting on the sidelines for their chance to beat on the bully. Apple deserves what it gets.
    12 May 2012, 02:11 PM Reply Like
  • ItsAllGreek
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    In this case Apple is right to protect their IP. If it treats blatant copying as "no big deal", then it better just close it's doors.

     

    It's fascinating to see one of the greatest companies in America be hated so much by its own people. It's probably more loved and revered outside America. Pretty sad state of affairs.
    14 May 2012, 03:25 AM Reply Like
  • Artaqq
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    Amen! From the top down, this Country loves to tear down successful people/businesses...tr...
    14 May 2012, 09:48 AM Reply Like
  • lewhite
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    I gree with you, Consultnik. The US DRAM industry was destroyed by the Japanese 2-3 decades ago. Micron is the only US DRAM mfging company left. Now the Koreans have destroyed the Japanese DRAM business. I am afraid that, as of now, Samsung and Hynix are the only companies in that space that offer enough scale for AAPL's products I guess Micron is trying to become a significant player in the business by acquiring the bankrupt Elpida, another Japanese failure even after massive government subsidies.
    12 May 2012, 08:47 AM Reply Like
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