A federal judge has rejected a request by Samsung that would have doubled the length and increased the complexity its upcoming patent trial against Apple, reports the “IDG News Service” (http://macte.ch/QGUyM).
Samsung filed a motion on Monday asking for double that amount of time, up to 400 exhibits per side and no limit on the number of witnesses it could call, the article adds. Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in San Jose, had previously told both sides they would be allowed no more than 25 hours to present their respective cases of patent infringement and could show no more than 125 exhibits.
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.