“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:
Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s 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.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]