“Ahead of the trial [that begins today] in San Jose, Samsung just filed 14 objections to Apple’s opening slides,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents. “The first one: ‘Samsung objects to the images of Steve Jobs appearing in Slide Nos. 6, 7, 12, 16, and 29 of Apple’s Opening Presentation.'”
“The parties’ opening slides haven’t been published yet. That’s why all that’s known about Apple’s slides at this stage is what the parties say in the filings they just made. According to Samsung, ‘[t]hese gratuitous images have no evidentiary value and have been asserted in order to turn the trial into the popularity contest that the Court prohibited’ in a previous ruling,” Mueller reports. “Samsung quotes the relevant part of that ruling: ‘Evidence related to Steve Jobs will generally be excluded unless it is specifically relevant to the IP rights at issue in the case, although the Court will make that determination on a case-by-case basis.'”
Mueller reports, “Late on Sunday, Judge Koh overruled all of Samsung’s related objections because each of the images of Steve Jobs ‘is relevant to Apple’s iPhone design patent and trade dress claims and is not unduly prejudicial.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]