“Judge Lucy Koh has been going increasingly terse with both Apple and Samsung as the trial continues, and she just let Apple have it after receiving a 75-page briefing,” Bryan Bishop reports for The Verge. “The document covered 22 potential rebuttal witnesses the company might want to call after Samsung finishes presenting its case. Nearly shouting, Koh laid into Apple, asking why it would present such a lengthy document ‘when unless you’re smoking crack you know these witnesses aren’t going to be called!'”
Bishop reports, “Apple attorney William Lee stepped forward, saying “First, your honor, i’m not smoking crack. i can promise you that.” The company’s legal team agreed to pare down the document, with attorney Michael Jacobs claiming that the company didn’t mean to burden the court — and that it truly believed it would be able to run through all of its witnesses in the time it has remaining. Jacobs also pointed out that some of those addressed in the document were Samsung’s witnesses, not Apple’s. As the discussion continued, Koh grew even more frustrated, telling the parties that the conversation would come at the expense of their trial time.”
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MacDailyNews Take: This is some judge we’ve got here.
If only human IQs were 10 points higher across the board. God’s cruel joke.
Are we calling a United States District Judge stupid? Why, yes, yes we are.
Judge urges Apple and Samsung to settle ahead of verdict – August 15, 2012