“It was the end of a long week in court in the Apple-Samsung legal war, and Samsung attorney John Quinn was trying to block his adversary, Apple attorney Bill Lee, from showing the jury a document,” Dan Levine reports for Reuters.

“As Quinn made his argument to U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, he slipped in a reference to Koh’s pre-trial order blocking sales of some Samsung products — a subject Koh had forbidden the parties from discussing in front of the jury,” Levine reports. “‘That was improper,’ said Koh. ‘I apologize, your honor,’ Quinn responded. ‘I have a difficulty believing that was not intentional,’ said the judge.”

MacDailyNews Take: Contempt, Lucy. Contempt.

Levine reports, “Quinn took the extraordinary step of issuing a press release on documents that Koh barred from the trial — an open display of defiance that suggested a legal strategy aimed at creating courtroom chaos. Quinn says he intended nothing of the sort.”

MacDailyNews Take: Quinn has nothing, obviously:

Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

Creating chaos is his only chance.

Levine reports, “The trial has captured the attention of the technology world in part because the stakes are so high: Apple accuses Samsung of copying the iPad and the iPhone, two of the most successful products in the history of technology.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]