Apple Sanctioned For Discovery Breach In Audio Patent Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 16, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge presiding over Personal Audio LLC’s patent infringement suit against Apple Inc. slapped the computer giant with a fine Tuesday for producing documents and other evidence on the eve of a June 23 trial, months after the close of discovery.

The $10,000 sanction, along with restrictions on Apple’s use of the evidence, send a strong message about the seriousness with which Texas federal courts take discovery rules in the complex patent infringement cases frequently litigated there.

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