Apple close to completing their side of the case.
The highly publicized trial between Apple and Samsung has been going on this week in a San Jose court room. The Federal District court is hearing this case with Judge Koh presiding. It has not been without its moments and many have been reporting on what could be considered blow by blow reporting on the activities in the court room. All of this is leading up to a decision between the two parties as to exactly who violated whose patents.
In some very interesting news this week, both parties had to open their books and show sales numbers. Apple had earlier want to restricted that information along with Samsung from being made public. They did not win that argument as the information is being reported. Of interest is the poor showing of Samsung Galaxy tablets as compared to the Apple iPad. Now that this information is out in the public, it will be reviewed for weeks to see how it compares to statements made by the two companies.
In other revelations, both companies are trying to keep source code from being made public. The Judge has denied that argument as well, but is giving both sides time to appeal her decision before releasing that information. There are even surveys which Apple has conducted over the years which they are trying to keep from the public. When you file lawsuits, the evidence used in those cases quite often is made public.
And it is just not in California where the action has been taking place. In Korea, the courts there were to issue a decision in a Samsung-Apple lawsuit. But that decision has been delayed and the exact reason is being speculated. While this trial does not have as much at stake as the one in California, a loss by Samsung would not look good for the company. A win by Samsung would bolster their efforts to go after Apple for patent infringement.
The case in Northern California for Apple is expected to wrap up on Monday with Samsung then putting on their case. Given the limitations imposed by Judge Koh, this will definitely be concluded and turned over to the jury in a few weeks. How long after that we have to wait is not know. And once that decision is rendered and amounts are determined, it is sure to be appealed by one side or the other.
This has a long ways to go before we can consider everything settled.