Behind Apple’s huge verdict in the Samsung trial it’s likely that eMails may have caused the most damage to Samsung on two levels: first, Samsung destroyed eMails which led the Judge to instruct the jury that they should assume the destroyed emails were adverse to Samsung (the legal term is an “Adverse Inference”); and second, the jury concluded that eMails they read were clear that Samsung intended to mimic the Apple iPhone.

To learn more about Samsung’s eMail problems in the Apple patent infringement trial please read my September 2012 column at eCommerce Times entitled “Email Trashing May Cost Samsung More Than $1B.”

Given what is at stake in the cell market, without question the Apple v. Samsung litigation will continue to be headline news for quite a while.