Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al

Filing 501

Administrative Motion to File Under Seal filed by Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order to file under seal, # 2 Declaration of Melissa Chan In Support of Admin Motion, # 3 Declaration In Support of Samsung's Opposition, # 4 Exhibit 1 to Chan Declaration, # 5 Exhibit 2 to Chan Declaration, # 6 Exhibit 3 to Chan Declaration, # 7 Exhibit 4 to Chan Declaration, # 8 Exhibit 5 to Chan Declaration, # 9 Exhibit 6 to Chan Declaration, # 10 Exhibit 7 to Chan Declaration, # 11 Exhibit 8 to Chan Declaration, # 12 Exhibit 9 to Chan Declaration, # 13 Declaration 10 to Chan Declaration, # 14 Exhibit 11 to Chan Declaration, # 15 Exhibit 3 to Jenkins Declaration, # 16 Samsung's Opposition to Apple's Motion to Compel, # 17 Proposed Order Denying Apple's Motion to Compel, # 18 Certificate/Proof of Service)(Maroulis, Victoria) (Filed on 12/15/2011)

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1 QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN, LLP Charles K. Verhoeven (Cal. Bar No. 170151) 2 charlesverhoeven@quinnemanuel.com 50 California Street, 22nd Floor 3 San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 875-6600 4 Facsimile: (415) 875-6700 5 Kevin P.B. Johnson (Cal. Bar No. 177129) kevinjohnson@quinnemanuel.com 6 Victoria F. Maroulis (Cal. Bar No. 202603) victoriamaroulis@quinnemanuel.com 7 555 Twin Dolphin Drive 5th Floor Redwood Shores, California 94065 8 Telephone: (650) 801-5000 Facsimile: (650) 801-5100 9 Michael T. Zeller (Cal. Bar No. 196417) 10 michaelzeller@quinnemanuel.com 865 S. Figueroa St., 10th Floor 11 Los Angeles, California 90017 Telephone: (213) 443-3000 12 Facsimile: (213) 443-3100 13 Attorneys for SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS 14 AMERICA, INC. and SAMSUNG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, LLC 15 16 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 17 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, SAN JOSE DIVISION 18 APPLE INC., a California corporation, Plaintiff, 19 20 CASE NO. 11-cv-01846-LHK SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL vs. 21 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., a Korean business entity; SAMSUNG 22 ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC., a New York corporation; SAMSUNG 23 TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, 24 Defendants. 25 Date: Time: Place: Judge: December 16, 2011 10:00 a.m. Courtroom 5, 4th Floor Honorable Paul S. Grewal 26 27 28 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________ 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 Page 3 4 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................. 1 5 FACTUAL BACKGROUND ........................................................................................................... 1 6 ARGUMENT .................................................................................................................................... 5 7 I. APPLE’S MOTION IS UNNECESSARY AND SHOULD BE DENIED ...................... 5 8 A. Samsung Already Has Committed To Make its Best Efforts to Substantially Complete Its Production Of Source Code, “Apple” Documents And Survey Documents By December 31, 2011. .............................. 6 B. Samsung Already Has Committed To Make its Best Efforts to Substantially Complete Its Production Of Its the Specified Design History Documents By January 6, 2012 ................................................................ 8 C. Apple Has Failed To Identify Any Urgency Requiring Production By December 23, 2011. .................................................................................................. 9 9 10 11 12 13 14 II. APPLE SHOULD BE COMPELLED TO PRODUCE RECIPROCAL DISCOVERY ..................................................................................................................... 11 15 A. Apple Has Failed to Produce Source Code In Response to Samsung's Requests.................................................................................................................. 11 B. Apple Has Not Produced "Samsung" Documents ............................................. 11 C. Apple Has Not Produced Survey Documents ..................................................... 12 D. Apple's Design History Document Production Is Deficient .............................. 12 16 17 18 19 CONCLUSION ............................................................................................................................... 14 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL -i- 1 2 INTRODUCTION Apple’s motion is entirely unnecessary and wasteful of this Court’s valuable time, and 3 should be denied. Apple fails to disclose to the Court the two most critical facts here—that 4 before Apple filed its motion, (1) Samsung already has agreed to substantially complete 5 production of documents for all four of the categories at issue in Apple’s motion, and (2) 6 Samsung’s production of all four categories of these documents has already begun. Moreover, 7 due to the massive scope and technical challenges associated with Apple’s demands, Samsung 8 committed to make its best efforts to substantially complete this production by late December or 9 early January—just a matter of days later than both Apple’s arbitrary December 15, 2011 deadline 10 set during meet and confer, and its equally arbitrary December 23, 2011 deadline referenced in its 11 moving papers. In contrast to Apple’s arbitrary deadlines, Samsung’s estimated production date 12 is based on logistical and technological constraints associated with Apple’s sweeping demands, 13 and represents the earliest date Samsung can feasibly meet; an earlier production is physically 14 impossible. Worse, Apple has used its motion as a vehicle for bypassing the meet and confer 15 process regarding certain other objectionable categories and sub-categories of documents. 16 short, there is nothing to compel and no real point to Apple’s motion. In But in the event the Court 17 determines that a production order is necessary, Samsung requests that Apple be ordered to 18 produce these same categories of documents (which to date Apple has not completed) by the same 19 deadlines the Court may impose on Samsung (to which Apple has not yet committed). 20 FACTUAL BACKGROUND 21 Samsung’s Document Productions and Collection Efforts Relevant to this Motion 22 Samsung has been engaged in discovery efforts since the inception of this case, and to date 23 has produced 24 (Jenkins Decl. ¶ 2.) Samsung’s production efforts have tracked the issues the parties have been 25 focused on as this case has proceeded. Specifically, Samsung’s first phase of collection and 26 production focused on the preliminary injunction issues; its second phase focused on inventor 27 28 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -1SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________ 1 documents (given the numerous inventor depositions which took place in November), and its third 2 phase is now focusing on the main, non-PI phase. 3 (Id. ¶ 3.) Samsung has taken its document collection efforts seriously in this case. Samsung has 4 employed a two-pronged approach, involving both the manual collection of documents and things 5 specifically identified as relevant by its custodians, and also the automated collection of electronic 6 documents via search terms. Samsung’s counsel’s collection and review process is slowed by 7 technical transfer and translation issues, both of which are required before production.1 (Kim 8 Decl. ¶ 5.) In the interests of providing the type of transparency that the Court expects of the parties 9 10 regarding their document collection efforts, Samsung has agreed to report to Apple on a monthly 11 basis regarding the custodians it searches and the search terms it uses in conducting searches for 12 responsive documents, as it has already done on more than one occasion. (Chan Decl. ¶ 3.) 13 Samsung also has agreed to consider reasonable requests by Apple to apply additional search 14 terms. (Id.) When Apple has raised specific questions about Samsung’s methodology in 15 performing its searches, Samsung has provided detailed written responses outlining the steps it has 16 taken to fulfill its discovery obligations. (Id.) Samsung’s Production of Documents Containing the Word “Apple” And Related Terms. 17 18 19 (See Jenkins Decl. 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 Apple’s motion blatantly mischaracterizes Samsung’s diligent production efforts. both before and after the hearing on Apple's motion for preliminary injunction. During the time period that Apple declarant Minn Chung focuses on in criticizing Samsung’s production, the parties were involved in the depositions of dozens of inventors. Naturally, the bulk of Samsung's production during that time period was focused on the inventors. Now that the inventor depositions are over, Samsung is, once again, focusing on producing documents related to its defensive case. Samsung is reviewing additional documents and expects to produce them soon. (Jenkins Decl. ¶ 6.) Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -2SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________ 1 ¶ 7 & Ex. 1 (Samsung's First Amended and Supplemental Identifications of Custodians, Litigation 2 Hold Notices and Search Terms).) In response to Apple’s more recent demands, Samsung has 3 agreed to go back to these and many other custodians’ original hard drives and run similar 4 searches. That search process is complicated by various issues including the breadth of Apple’s 5 demands, the volume of the data to be searched, the high false hit rate, the numerosity of the 6 custodians, and technical issues. (Kim Decl. ¶¶ 4-5.) Nevertheless, the search is proceeding as 7 quickly as possible, and Samsung estimates that it will take approximately 3 weeks to complete, 8 barring any unforeseen technical errors. (Id. ¶ 6.) 9 Consumer Survey Documents. 10 11 2 12 (Jenkins Decl. ¶ 8.) In response to Apple’s more recent demands, 13 Samsung has agreed to go back to these and other similar custodians’ original hard drives and run 14 a search for the term “Apple” and related terms. That search process is complicated by various 15 issues including the volume of the data to be searched, the high false hit rate, and technical issues. 16 (Kim Decl. ¶¶ 4-5.) Nevertheless, the search is proceeding as quickly as possible, and Samsung 17 estimates that it will take approximately 3 weeks to complete, barring any unforeseen technical 18 errors. (Id. ¶ 6.) Source code. On October 7, 2011, Samsung offered to make available for inspection 19 20 source code relating to Apple’s infringement contentions and Samsung’s invalidity contentions 21 pursuant to Patent Local Rule 3-4. (Jenkins Decl. ¶ 12.) Samsung also has made other source 22 code available on various dates including on November 15, 17, and 21 and December 2, 6 and 14. 23 (Jenkins Decl. ¶ 12.) Additionally, Samsung is currently gathering complete source code for all 24 25 2 Apple mischaracterizes and mistranslates Samsung’s documents in various respects. (See, 26 e.g., Declaration of Minn Chung in Support of Apple’s Motion to Compel Production of Documents and Things, ¶¶ 13-15, 20.) However, since the content of such documents is 27 irrelevant to Apple’s motion, Samsung will not respond to such mischaracterizations in detail here. 28 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -3SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________ 1 of the products at issue, (id.), and estimates that it will take approximately 1-2 weeks to complete 2 this production. 3 CAD files, Sketchbooks and Mockups. Samsung has produced many documents from its 4 designers’ files. (See Chan Decl., Ex. 10.) More specifically, Samsung has produced 5 (Jenkins Decl. ¶ 6 9.) Additionally, Samsung is in the process of gathering, translating and reviewing additional 7 design materials within these categories, and estimates that it will complete this production by 8 January 6, 2012. 9 10 Apple’s Failure to Commit to Produce These Same Categories of Documents To date, Apple has failed to substantially complete its production of the four categories of 11 documents at issue in its own motion to compel. 12 Source Code. Not only has Apple failed to produce source code requested by Samsung 13 relating to various aspects of the accused Apple products, including their applications and accused 14 functionalities, Apple has admitted that it has already collected this source code but is 15 intentionally and improperly holding off on producing it to Samsung. 16 (Chan Decl. ¶ 35.) Apple’s Production Containing the Word “Samsung” and Related Terms. Apple has not 17 yet committed to produce by a date certain all documents located via searches for the terms 18 “Samsung,” the Samsung products at issue, or aliases thereof. (Id. ¶ 37.) Since its purported 19 agreement to produce such documents a month ago, Apple has not confirmed that it has run this 20 search or that it has produced any documents as a result of this search. 21 Consumer Survey Documents. (Jenkins Decl. ¶ 15.) Apple refused Samsung’s request to commit to a 22 reciprocal completion date for production of documents responsive to the parties’ requests that 23 relate to consumer surveys and other marketing-related documents. (Chan Decl. ¶ 36.) To date, 24 Apple has still not made any such commitment, and has produced a mere five surveys in total. 25 (Id; see also Jenkins Decl. ¶ 17.) 26 Design History Documents. Apple’s production of design history documents, including 27 inventor sketchbooks, CAD files, and physical mockups, has been deficient to date. 28 (See, e.g., Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -4SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________ 1 Samsung’s Motion to Compel (Dkt. No. 483).) Moreover, Apple has failed to produce further 2 materials, such as additional relevant portions of inventor sketchbooks, as well as CAD files, 3 model shop orders, and other records related to Apple’s physical mockups, in response to 4 Samsung’s requests to remedy these deficiencies. 5 6 (See Chan Decl., Ex. 1.) Meet and Confer History For nearly two months now, the parties have regularly met and conferred by weekly phone 7 conference, and exchanged dozens of emails and letters in an effort to resolve the parties’ disputes 8 regarding each other’s document production obligations. During these discussions, Samsung has 9 made clear that it is generally agreeable to producing the four categories of documents referenced 10 in Apple’s motion, despite the fact that Apple’s demands have morphed and expanded over time. 11 The details of Apple’s evolving demands are set forth in the accompanying Declaration of Melissa 12 Chan, filed herewith. 13 14 Deposition Schedule Pursuant to the Court’s August 25, 2011 Case Management Order, fact discovery closes in 15 this case on March 8, 2012. (Dkt. No. 187.) Apple recently noticed thirty-seven depositions and 16 even more recently, stated its preference that these depositions begin in January. Samsung 17 recently noticed forty-nine depositions of Apple designers and engineers with knowledge of the 18 accused products, as well as sales and marketing personnel responsible for selling the accused 19 products. To date, the parties have not agreed on firm dates for any of these depositions, but are 20 still meeting and conferring about them for scheduling purposes. 21 (Chan Decl. ¶¶ 41-42.) ARGUMENT 22 I. APPLE’S MOTION IS UNNECESSARY AND SHOULD BE DENIED 23 Apple has wasted the Court’s valuable time by asking it to compel Samsung to produce 24 documents that Samsung has already agreed to produce by a date certain. Apple has articulated 25 no colorable reason why Samsung’s proposed production dates would prejudice Apple. And 26 finally, Apple’s attempt to shoehorn additional document requests into its motion about which the 27 parties have not yet met and conferred, should be rejected out of hand. 28 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -5SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________ 1 2 Samsung Already Has Committed To Make its Best Efforts to Substantially Complete Its Production Of Source Code, “Apple” Documents And Survey Documents By December 31, 2011. 3 1. 4 A. Source Code. On several occasions in the last few weeks (including on November 30, December 2, 3, 7, 5 and 8), Samsung has made clear its agreement to produce source code relating to the accused 6 features in the Samsung products at issue. (Chan Decl. ¶¶ 6, 8, 10, 17, 18; Ex. 6.) Moreover, 7 Samsung committed to substantially completing that production by December 31, 2011, and is 8 making every effort to meet that deadline. Apple has articulated no colorable reason why that 9 date would prejudice Apple. See Heinemann v. Computer Associates Intern., Inc., 171 Fed. 10 App’x. 704, 708, 2006 WL 711718, at *2 (9th Cir. 2006) (affirming denial of motion to compel 11 because requesting party failed to establish they would suffer “actual and substantial prejudice” 12 without the requested discovery”). 13 Moreover, more than two months ago Samsung informed Apple that it would make 14 available for inspection its source code pertaining to the accused features in Apple’s infringement 15 contentions in connection with Patent Local Rule 3-4(a). (Jenkins Decl. ¶ 12.) Since then, 16 Samsung has offered to make additional source code available on November 15, 17, and 21 and 17 December 2 and 6. (Id.) On December 14, Samsung re-iterated its offer to make source code 18 available in connection with Patent Local Rule 3-4(a). (Id.) 19 Thus, on the source code issue, there is no dispute, and no basis for an order compelling 20 production. See, e.g., Continental Tire North America, Inc. v. Transportation Solutions, Inc., 21 2007 WL 4287520, at *3 (W.D.N.C. Dec. 4, 2007) (declining to grant a motion to compel where 22 the producing party agreed to supplement responses to the issues identified by the motion to 23 compel). To date, the parties have not yet completed their meet and confer regarding the 24 relevance or scope of the source code sought in Requests for Production Nos. 200, 223, 224, 228, 25 232, 241, and 242, which are all listed in Apple’s Motion to Compel. Further, to date, the parties 26 have not yet met and conferred regarding the relevance or scope of any non-source code 27 documents sought in Requests for Production Nos. 193, 225, 226, 227, 229, 230, 231, 233, 234, 28 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -6SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________ 1 235, 240, 243, 244, or 245. (Chan Decl. ¶¶ 21-22.) In fact, Apple previously agreed that it 2 would table the requests for the other related “technical documents” in its November 9 meet and 3 confer letter “until after the parties have further met and conferred.” (Chan Decl. ¶¶ 20, 21, 22; 4 Ex. 8.) Apple’s motion should be denied. 5 6 2. “Apple” Documents. Similarly, on at least December 3, 4 and 8. Samsung agreed to produce relevant documents 7 responsive to a search for “Apple” and related terms. (See, e.g., Chan Decl. ¶¶ 10, 30; Ex. 4.) 8 Moreover, Samsung committed to substantially completing that production by December 31, 9 2011, and is making every effort to meet that deadline, despite the significant technological and 10 logistical hurdles this sweeping demand presents. (Kim Decl. ¶¶ 4-5.) Apple has articulated no 11 colorable reason why that date, which is the earliest date Samsung could feasibly commit to 12 substantially completing this production, would prejudice Apple. Heinemann, 171 Fed. App’x. at 13 708, 2006 WL 711718, at *2. 14 Indeed, Apple cannot fault Samsung for its estimated production date, given that Apple’s 15 demands have been a moving target in terms of the scope of what Apple wants. (Chan Decl. ¶ 16 27.) Apple then imposed the arbitrary deadline of December 15, 2011, and inappropriately 17 refused to justify the date despite Samsung’s repeated requests during meet and confer. When 18 Samsung agreed to engage in good faith efforts to meet that December 15 deadline, Apple then 19 stated that it wanted Samsung to provide a status update to Apple if December 15 could not be 20 achieved. After Samsung agreed to provide that status update, and also agreed to disclose in its 21 regular identifications of Samsung’s search terms and custodians, Apple then demanded that 22 Samsung provide a detailed audit report, detailing Samsung’s document collection efforts in a 23 manner that inappropriately impinged upon attorney work product regarding counsel’s thoughts 24 and actions. Apparently realizing this, its last demand before filing this motion dropped the audit 25 report request – but despite Samsung’s agreement, Apple filed its motion anyway. 26 And finally, as Apple knows, Samsung already has commenced this production, having 27 searched the manually collected files of many of its key designers of the products at issue for the 28 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -7SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________ 1 term “Apple,” and produced the resulting relevant, responsive documents months ago. (Jenkins 2 Decl. ¶ 7.) Samsung’s searches of additional witness’s custodial files for these “Apple” terms is 3 in process as of this very moment. Thus, this production is ongoing – hardly the appropriate 4 posture for a motion to compel. Continental Tire, 2007 WL 4287520, at *3. Apple’s motion 5 should be denied. 6 3. Survey Documents. 7 Again, on at least December 3, 4 and 8, Samsung agreed to produce relevant survey 8 documents responsive to a search for “Apple” and related terms. (See, e.g., Chan Decl. ¶¶ 10, 30; 9 Ex. 4.) Moreover, Samsung committed to substantially completing that production by December 10 31, 2011, and is making every effort to meet that deadline, despite the significant technological 11 and logistical hurdles this sweeping demand presents. (Kim Decl. ¶¶ 4-5.) Apple has articulated 12 no colorable reason why that date, which is the earliest date Samsung could feasibly commit to 13 substantially completing this production, would prejudice Apple. Heinemann, 171 Fed. App’x. at 14 708, 2006 WL 711718, at *2. 15 Further, this production too is ongoing. To date Samsung has produced nearly 25,000 16 pages of surveys and survey-related marketing documents – some of which Apple attaches to its 17 own moving papers (though mischaracterizing them in the process). 18 Samsung is diligently working toward completing this production. (Jenkins Decl. ¶ 8.) There is nothing to compel. 19 Continental Tire, 2007 WL 4287520, at *3. 20 21 22 B. Samsung Already Has Committed To Make its Best Efforts to Substantially Complete Its Production Of Its the Specified Design History Documents By January 6, 2012. Despite the fact that Apple raised this issue with Samsung for the first time on December 23 6—just two days before it filed its motion to compel—Samsung nevertheless agreed on December 24 8 that it would substantially complete its production of sketchbooks, physical models and CAD 25 files created in connection with the Galaxy phones and tablet products relevant to this lawsuit by 26 January 6, 2012. (Chan Decl. ¶¶ 11-13, 31-32; Ex. 4.) Apple has articulated no colorable 27 28 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -8SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________ 1 reason why that date would prejudice Apple. Heinemann, 171 Fed. App’x. at 708, 2006 WL 2 711718, at *2. 3 Further, and contrary to Apple's repeated claims in its motion, Samsung already has made 4 substantial productions of its design documents. For instance, Apple's claim that to date 5 Samsung has only produced TIFF images of CAD files is demonstrably false. (See Mot. at 1, 3.) 6 7 (Jenkins Decl. ¶ 9.) Apple acknowledged receipt of these CAD files and asked for information 8 regarding the type of program that was used to create the CAD files. Id. 9 responded. Id. Counsel for Samsung Samsung later requested that Apple place these CAD files into escrow, in 10 accordance with Apple's own production of its CAD files. 11 Likewise, Apple’s claim that Samsung has produced “no . . . prototypes” that relate to the 12 accused Samsung designs is untrue. (See Mot. at 4.) 13 14 15 16 17 18 And finally, Samsung has produced sketchbooks from several of its key designers. 19 (Jenkins Decl. ¶ 10.) 20 Samsung’s collection of prototypes, CAD files and sketchbooks is continuing, and 21 Samsung has committed to substantially completing this production by January 6, 2012. 22 Samsung is diligently working toward completing this production. 23 compel. 24 C. Again, there is nothing to Continental Tire, 2007 WL 4287520, at *3. Apple Has Failed To Identify Any Urgency Requiring Production By December 23, 2011. 25 Apple has consistently refused to engage in any meaningful meet and confer regarding the 26 purported urgency of the documents requested in its motion. In fact, Apple has made clear that it 27 “is not required to justify its reasons for needing certain categories of documents on an expedited 28 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -9SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________ 1 basis.” (Chan Decl. ¶¶ 7, 17). Samsung disagrees. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(a)(1); Civ. L.R. 372 1(a); Wilson v. Aargon Agency, Inc., 262 F.R.D. 561, 564 (D. Nev. 2010) (“When initiating an 3 informal conference [pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(a)(1)] the parties must present to each other 4 the merits of their respective positions with the same specificity with which they would brief the 5 discovery dispute.”). 6 As for the reasons Apple now gives in its moving papers for insisting on its December 23 7 deadline, they do not pass muster. For instance, Apple has stated that the source code it demands 8 should have been produced for inspection in conjunction with Samsung’s invalidity contentions, 9 pursuant to Local Patent Rule 3-4(a). But Samsung did in fact state that it would make available 10 for inspection source code sufficient to show the operation of product features that Apple charted 11 in its infringement contentions. Nor are deposition notices proper grounds for expediting 12 discovery. Apple, like Samsung, has noticed dozens of depositions for the upcoming months. 13 However, Apple’s motion conspicuously omits the fact that not one of these depositions has been 14 firmly scheduled; the parties are still meeting and conferring regarding the dates. (Chan Decl. ¶¶ 15 41-42.) Discovery does not close until March 8, 2012, and because of holidays, claim 16 construction, and the sheer number of depositions, most of the depositions necessarily will take 17 place later in January, February and early March. Because Samsung has committed to 18 substantially complete its productions by January 6, 2012, at the latest, Apple will receive these 19 “core” documents with more than sufficient time to review and prepare for the yet-unscheduled 20 depositions. Indeed, Apple does not argue that December 31 and January 6 are too late. In any 21 event, Samsung also will make an effort to prioritize its production based on whatever deposition 22 dates the parties ultimately agree upon. 23 In sum, there is nothing for the Court to compel. Samsung is working as fast as it can to 24 substantially complete production of these various categories of documents by January 6, 2012. 25 Samsung selected this date based purely on the technological and logistical hurdles presented by 26 this production – not for any strategic and dilatory purpose. Apple’s December 23 date is both 27 arbitrary and, Samsung believes, physically impossible to meet. And Apple has made no 28 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -10SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________ 1 showing that it would suffer prejudice if Samsung substantially completed production of these 2 documents pursuant to its disclosed deadline of January 6, 2012. Apple’s motion should be denied. 3 II. APPLE SHOULD BE COMPELLED TO PRODUCE RECIPROCAL DISCOVERY 4 Unlike Samsung, which has committed to a date certain, Apple has refused to produce 5 these very same categories of documents by any specific date—a position that entirely undermines 6 its motion to compel. (Chan Decl. ¶¶ 34-38.) Samsung has repeatedly asked Apple to produce, 7 by the same deadlines that Apple seeks to impose on Samsung, documents referencing Samsung 8 or Samsung products in Apple’s designers, engineers and marketing personnel; documents 9 referencing Samsung or Samsung products in Apple’s consumer research; source code and other 10 technical documents for the accused Apple products; and designers’ documents, including 11 sketchbooks. (Id.) The documents sought by Samsung directly relate to Samsung’s claims and 12 defenses, and to the extent Apple’s offered rationales for their urgency have any merit— 13 depositions and claim construction briefing—they apply with equal force to Samsung’s requests 14 for the same information. Apple should therefore be required to live by the same discovery 15 standard and, if the Court orders an expedited schedule for production, Apple should also be 16 ordered to meet that schedule. 17 A. Apple Has Failed to Complete its Production of Source Code In Response to Samsung's Requests 18 Apple has admitted that it has collected source code, but is waiting to produce it. After 19 Samsung requested that Apple produce source code relating to various aspects of the accused 20 Apple products, including their applications and the accused functionalities, Apple not only 21 refused to provide an estimated date of production, but admitted that it had collected the source 22 code and was not producing it. (Chan Decl. ¶ 35.) Apple should be required to produce this 23 source code, as well as any other source code and other technical documents relating to the Apple 24 products that it has already collected, by December 31, 2011. 25 B. Apple Has Not Produced "Samsung" Documents 26 The search for “Samsung” or the Samsung products amongst Apple’s files is likely to yield 27 evidence of “consideration” of Samsung products, including features that Samsung accuses of 28 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -11SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________ 1 infringement. These documents are important in order to assess whether, and to what extent, 2 Apple designers and engineers may have referenced or considered Samsung products in their work 3 on the Apple products at issue and go to the central issue of infringement. Since there is less of a 4 risk of false hits—much less than a general search of “Apple” yields—the burden on Apple is 5 significantly less. Apple should produce all relevant "Samsung" and Samsung product search 6 documents, including all known aliases, by December 31, 2011. 7 C. 8 Apple has refused to commit to a reciprocal production of documents responsive to Apple Has Produced Just a Handful of Survey Documents 9 Samsung's requests for survey and other marketing-related documents. (Chan Decl. ¶ 36.) Not 10 once has Apple made any showing that such documents are irrelevant to Samsung’s 11 counterclaims. With respect to Samsung’s defensive case, survey documents may show the 12 functionality of the asserted designs. As for Samsung’s offensive case, Samsung requires these 13 survey and marketing documents to question witnesses regarding marketing, consumer feedback 14 on the accused features, damages, and other essential issues. (Jenkins Decl. 17.) Apple should therefore be 15 16 required to produce these documents by December 31, 2011. 17 D. 18 Apple’s production of design history documents has been so deficient that Samsung has Apple's Design History Document Production Is Deficient 19 independently moved to compel such documents. (Dkt. No. 483.) Apple has not fulfilled its 20 own discovery obligations, yet demands that Samsung provide broad productions of design 21 sketchbooks, physical models and CAD documents for Samsung products that are not even 22 accused of infringement. 23 24 25 26 27 28 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -12SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Apple should be 8 required to provide to Samsung more complete copies of its design inventor sketchbooks, 9 without further delay. Apple should also 10 be required to produce complete reciprocal CAD documents to Samsung. 11 Apple also has refused to complete its production of its own physical models and other 12 materials related thereto. For example, in response to Samsung's request that Apple produce for 13 inspection the physical mockup of the tablet shown in photographs submitted to the U.S. Patent 14 and Trademark Office in connection with the D'889 design patent, 15 (See Samsung's 16 Motion to Compel Production of Documents and Things (Dkt. No. 346a) at 3-4.) Only after 17 Samsung filed a motion to compel 18 (See Declaration of 19 Evans Hankey in Opposition to Samsung's motion to compel (Dkt. No. 351f).) Even now, Apple 20 has failed to produce other requested materials, including CAD drawings and model shop records 21 relating to this mockup, which go to the core of Samsung's case. (Jenkins Decl. ¶ 18.) Apple 22 should therefore be required to produce all requested physical mockup materials to Samsung by 23 January 6, 2012. 24 25 26 27 28 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -13SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________ 1 2 CONCLUSION For the foregoing reasons, the Court should DENY Apple’s Motion to Compel. 3 DATED: December 14, 2011 4 QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN, LLP 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 By /s/ Victoria F. Maroulis Charles K. Verhoeven Kevin P.B. Johnson Victoria F. Maroulis Michael T. Zeller Rachel Herrick Kassabian Attorneys for SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC., and SAMSUNG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, LLC 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -14SAMSUNG’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S MOTION TO COMPEL ________

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