The Apple-Samsung patent battle/trial is underway. Following is some of the latest highlights and where you can find more info.
“Judge Koh shows no signs of bowing to public pressure from Samsung. She stands firmly behind her own and Magistrate Judge Grewal’s decisions to exclude certain claims and materials, while trying to conceal her annoyance at Samsung’s repeated attempts to justify the use of certain arguments and documents with new legal theories.” — “FOSS Patents” (http://www.fosspatents.com)
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.
“Apple executives Phil Schiller (senior vice president of worldwide marketing) and Scott Forstall (senior vice president of iOS software) will be the first two to testify Friday morning in a San Jose, California federal court. But upcoming testimonies aren’t just limited to top Apple brass. Apple’s rolling list of trial witnesses includes Justin Denison, Samsung’s Chief Strategy Officer; Wookyun Kho, a Samsung engineer; Peter Bressler, an industrial designer and University of Pennsylvania professor; and Ravin Balakrishna, a University of Toronto computer science professor and interface designer.” — “Wired” (http://www.wired.com)
“There are six others testifying after Schiller, though you might not know all of them. Here’s a quick primer of who they are, and why Apple’s using them.” — “CNET” (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57485912-37/apple-v-samsung-meet-apples-next-7-witnesses/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title)
“Samsung’s Charles Verhoeven, among other things, said he plans to call the parties who programmed particular components going into the iPhone to illustrate how Apple is using Samsung technology. Samsung’s status as a key component supplier to the iPhone may help it hit the right notes on this part of the case. The programmers’ testimony, Verhoeven asserts, will illustrate that Apple indeed uses Samsung-patented technology without ever acknowledging to Samsung that it is doing so. Verhoeven’s comments were provocative enough to prompt Apple attorney Harold McElhinny to ask why, if Apple was infringing, Samsung hadn’t challenged Apple on the issue.” — “InformationWeek” (http://www.informationweek.com/news/mobility/smart_phones/240004903)
“Even a veteran court reporter like Alison Frankel was surprised when Samsung’s lead attorney, John Quinn, approached judge Lucy Koh just before opening arguments in the high-stakes Apple v. Samsung patent infringement trial and threw the legal equivalent of a hissy fit in a last-ditch effort to get some excluded evidence before the jury.” — “Fortune” (http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/08/03/playing-the-jury-card-samsung-trying-to-get-an-apple-mistrial/?section=magazines_fortune&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fmagazines_fortune+%28Fortune+Magazine%29)
“The patent dispute between Apple and Samsung resumed today, with the judge presiding over the four-week trial berating Samsung for deliberately trying to taint the jury when it distributed exhibits to the media that it called “excluded evidence” but which the court had already deemed inadmissable at least six times.” — “Forbes” (http://www.forbes.com/sites/connieguglielmo/2012/08/03/judge-berates-samsung-over-excluded-evidence-calls-for-end-to-theatrics-in-apple-patent-suit-live-blog/?partner=yahootix)
“Phil Schiller was the first witness to speak at the Apple v. Samsung trial Friday, and his words sent a very clear message to the assembled jury: The iPhone and iPad’s designs are revolutionary and iconic, and Samsung outright copied all this unique (and patented) Apple-owned mojo.” — “Wired” (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/phil-schiller-testifies/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired%2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Top+Stories%29)