An American court judge expressed that he may place a sanction against Samsung Electronics for disclosing Apple’s confidential documents submitted to the court.
According to AllThingsD, the Wall Street Journal’s publication specializing in IT, and FOSS Patents, a German blog specializing in patents, on November 9 (local time), Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal of the Northern District of California US District Court mentioned in an order issued on November 8.
The judge said in the imperative instruction, “It is the court’s duty to determine if Samsung Electronics did anything wrong,” and wrote, “Sanctions against Samsung and its attorneys are warranted.”
He also ordered Samsung Electronics to submit an explanation of “why sanctions should not be issued” by December 2. Then he explained to Apple and Nokia that appropriate sanctions against Samsung Electronics can be suggested.
Currently, Samsung Electronics is being accused of leaking Apple’s confidential information only available to be seen by the attorneys in the lawsuit. Vice-Director Ahn Seung-ho of Samsung Electronics’ IP Center is said to have mentioned this in negotiations with Nokia.