Judge Koh on Samsung’s quest to use ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ as ‘evidence’ against Apple: Nope

“While there are no court proceedings on Thursday, Judge Lucy Koh issued a variety of rulings further limiting the types of evidence Samsung can use to argue that Apple’s patents are either invalid or not infringed,” Ina Fried reports for AllThingsD.

“In an order on Thursday, Koh upheld a magistrate judge’s contention that, for example, Samsung cannot use devices shown in the 1968 movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” as part of its case that Apple’s patents are invalid,” Fried reports.

Fried reports, “The trial resumes on Friday with Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller due to return to the witness stand. Schiller testified only briefly on Tuesday before court ended for the day.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: You know Samsung’s in trouble when their best “evidence” proves absolutely nothing and is routinely excluded by the judge as if Samsung were joking.

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

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    1. Only the part at the end where Bowman is dying and the towering monolith appears. Superimposed on it, the words “We DID invent the rectangle, Earthlings. Deal with it.”

        1. Yet if we, for a minute, would talk seriously about this laughable matter, then it has to be said that this film’s example does not showcase a computing tablet, it is rather shows videophone — which is totally different category. Besides, the design is different.

  1. The ‘evidence’ won’t be admitted because there are no ‘devices’ in 2001 – A Space Odyssey. This has been clearly pointed out that what the crew were looking at were computer
    monitors streaming a TV feed from Earth, not a removable tablet device.

    1. I didn’t even realize they were stupid enough to seriously try this ‘evidence of prior art’. I thought this was just nonsense the fandroids were screaming about at engadget- amazing that Samsungs reps are dumb enough to try this bit of flim-flam.

      2001 is a fucking Sci-Fi movie. Much like star wars and star trek it’s conceptualized thing’s that didn’t exist in 1968 by a long shot.

      Because I can DREAM or something, doesn’t make it prior art. If I were to develope a ‘star-gate’, ‘warp-drive’, or ‘transporter’ you’d better fucking believe I’d get a patent on it and that patent would hold up till the day it expired. It’s simply laughable to suggest that because a similar device was dreamt up by a science fiction writer 50 years ago that the IP isn’t patentable.

      Samsung is tripping all over themselves to lose this thing ASAP

  2. Whatever the outcome, it will be contested and there will be a retrial. Another judge may or may not allow the evidence Samsung requests, but that alone is pretty good grounds for a retrial. And my guess is Samsung is setting up the groundwork for a retrial as it knows it will up on the loosing end this time out.

    Who knows, maybe Samsung will make a settlement offer before it gets to the jury, but it looks doubtful Sammy will exit with their shirt.

  3. Does Samsung think they can get away with this insane crap because the judge is Korean?

    How many times does Lucy Koh have to slap them down before they realize she pretty obviously isn’t playing that game?

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