“A Samsung Electronics Co. designer can’t testify in Apple Inc.’s multibillion-dollar patent trial over mobile devices, a federal judge ruled,” Sophia Pearson reports for Bloomberg.

“Hyong Shin Park, one of the [so-called] inventors of Samsung’s F700 phone, didn’t design any of the devices at issue in the case and her testimony is of limited value in evaluating Apple’s ‘design patents in suit,’ U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said in the ruling filed yesterday in federal court in San Jose, California,” Pearson reports. “‘The risk of undue prejudice to Apple outweighs the probative value of Ms. Park’s testimony,’ Koh said.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Carl H.” and “Arline M.” for the heads up.]