Samsung and Apple Lawsuit has exhibits being limited by Judge Koh
With the battle going on between Apple and Samsung all around the world for patent infringements, the case on Northern California is set to begin at the end of July before Judge Koh. Battles between these two companies have become costly with lawyers and injunctions. Things are finally working their way through the courts in various countries and here in the US, it looks like this particular patent infringement case is finally going to be heard and settled one way or the other.
Judge Koh has restricted the coming case to allow for only 125 court exhibits to be presented by each side. She is doing this in an effort to move the process forward far quicker than has been seen in other trials. As part of that, she is restricting the time for oral arguments to 25 hours for each side in the case. Part of the problem has been the ever expanding claims which have threatened to muddy the presentations and prolong the case far too long. By limiting the number of exhibits and the time allowed to present, it is hoped that this will force both parties to concentrate on the strongest parts of their case before the Judge. What will actually happen when the case is presented to a jury is unknown and both sides are hopeful they will prevail.
Apple has been trying to get an injunction to block Samsung from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US as part of this case, but the Judge has not yet ruled on that request from Apple. When and if the Judge is going to rule on that is unknown or she may wait until there is a decision in this case. All of this is over various patents that each side has along with the idea of impacting sales of the competitor’s products because of uncertainty.
All of this has taken a toll on both companies, though Samsung has seen injunctions against them for a time in several countries. And all of this is going on while Samsung and Apple continue to do business with each other with Samsung supplying components to Apple. It is a strange situation and we can hope that it gets resolved and all the lawsuits slow down.