“I was first to identify Susan Estrich, a law professor and TV celebrity, as the Samsung lawyer about whose lack of a notice of appearance and, more importantly, admission to the Northern District of California bar, Judge Grewal respectfully asked questions,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS patents.

“Meanwhile, Ms. Estrich has confessed that the court records were correct and the mistake was on her part: she thought she had an admission to the relevant district from a while back, but didn’t. But after the court’s questions, she ‘immediately applied for and ha[s] been admitted to practice before the District Court of the Northern District of California, and [has] filed an appearance in this case,’ Mueller reports. “Now her first priorty is for ‘the Court not [to] hold these inadvertent omissions on [her] part against the merits of [her] client’s case.'”

Mueller reports, “Ideally, she’d like the court to ‘determine this matter as concluded’ since she’s meanwhile made up for her oversights. While I’m sure that the court will take into consideration that Ms. Estrich was able to get her Northern District of California bar admission in no time, there are three reasons why the court may still want to sanction not only Ms. Estrich but also Samsung”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Not only doesn’t Samsung have a leg to stand on, they can’t even get bona fide lawyers to represent them!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Jeff A.” for the heads up.]

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