“Samsung Electronics Co. asked a federal judge in California to limit how much Apple Inc. can refer to the company’s late founder Steve Jobs at a jury trial scheduled for July 30 over mobile-device patents,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg.

“Harold McElhinny, a lawyer for Apple, told U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose today that he plans to show jurors two slides of Jobs during opening statements in the case, including one when he announced the release of the iPhone in 2007 — an ‘announcement that went around the world,’ according to the attorney,’ Rosenblatt reports. “‘I don’t want to see an opening statement where jurors see 15 images of Steve Jobs,’ Charles K. Verhoeven, a Samsung attorney, told Koh.”

MacDailyNews Take: Nobody cares what you want, you sanctimonious shyster prig.

Rosenblatt reports, “‘I’m not doing a complete prohibition of Steve Jobs, but it needs to be relevant,’ Koh said, adding that she wants to see the images Apple wants to display before she issues a final ruling.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Because we’ve heard whispers of just how much Samsung loves the following little graphic, Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

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