Judge denies Apple request to punish Samsung for leaking evidence; warns against more "theatrics"
0. phoneArena 03 Aug 2012, 18:30 posted on
Friday it was both Apple and Samsung's turn to together feel the wrath of Judge Lucy Koh as the judge first denied Apple's request to sanction Samsung for sending previously excluded evidence to the media; the judge then told both parties that she would not put up with any more "theatrics or sideshows"...
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12. Techvue (Posts: 14; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)
Wow, impressed by her today. But still... She tried to censor evidence from the public. She did censor evidence from the jury. And, Apple backed censorship. For what reason?
51. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Samsung didn't present it within the time limit that they knew about, not to mention they destroyed evidence (emails) and never produced the court-ordered source code. They have gotten off pretty light, so far.
60. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13493; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
So now it's good? Fandroids were cussing the woman left and right. She makes one notion regarding the case above and now you like her?
83. The_Godfather (Posts: 187; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
What the f**k is wrong with Apple?
Are they thinking that they can increase their sales for next iPhone or iPad in this way? They are f**king ruining Apple's image in the market with these moves.
Bottom line is "Apple's" days would be over soon. Love you Sammy :(
84. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Probably the best way to understand what is motivating Apple to go after Sammy is that Sammy is the only Android manufacturer to pose an existential threat to Apple. The smartphone market's profits are pretty evenly split between Apple and Sammy. Everyone else is pretty much single digit percentages.
When you are faced with a challenge to your existence, you bear any burden and incur any cost. Which is what Apple is doing.
2. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
Good for the judge for pointing out how ridiculous some of these actions are (the whole dang thing is ridiculous but my point remains).
47. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
THIS. amen for the "the whole dang thing is ridiculous".
3. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
I like the picture chosen to present this article,I wonder who the dark side of the face represents?!
4. Angkor (Posts: 108; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Judge Koh trial should be focusing on "Look and Feel" as Apple claimed not functionality or others and allow Samsung to prove the Look and Feel that Apple copied from others.
5. jroc74 (Posts: 6013; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Wow...some good news for Samsung in this case for a change...
7. SprintPower (Posts: 74; Member since: 29 Dec 2008)
Sounds like judge Ito and the Simpson trial.
30. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I'm glad to see that most of you are in a better mood today. Hopefully no more whining about Judge Koh being a meany to Sammy :(
45. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
My thought exactly E.N.
I own an iPhone, doesnt mean I favor apple. I actually prefer Android by FAR. People already assume she favors apple cuz she has an iPhone. ...really?
87. SirCheese (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
It's her actions...not that she owns an iphone...
10. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1718; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Nyanyanyanya nya nyah! Hahahaha ha ha!
11. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
No grandstanding or theatrics? Isn't that apple's entire strategy?
14. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
So today all the fandroids think Judge Koh is a great judge. Don't you see how ridiculous you all are. With each decision you completely change your opinion based on if it's in Apple favor or not. You guys don't care about facts or merit at all.
15. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if that came from someone who wasnt a completely mental one sided troll, it might not be so hollow.
yea, because she finally made a decent decision.. which the inverse would have been to end the trial declaring Apple the automatic victor.. people are happy.
gee.. i wonder why your not happy about it troll.
16. tedkord (Posts: 11888; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
We are happy with the decision, not the Judge. There's a difference.
17. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)
were not glad for her LOL were glad at the decision! she could flip out at any moment for all we know....stop hating cause were not out this thing yet taco bell....
19. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)
you know what makes me thumb down people? idiots that talk like they got sense but miss the "BIG" picture of things....cough.... cough.... taco bell.........Dude you have knowledge enough to understand things but you choose to hate on whats right, which makes you look ignorant and dumb...to be real with you
18. tedkord (Posts: 11888; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
And, since you don't want Samsung's evidence introduced, you clearly don't care about facts or merit in the least. If facts or merit mattered to you, you'd want the evidence entered into the record. But, of course all you care about is that Apple prevails, no matter how. The ends justify the means.
31. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Samsung needs to follow the judicial process if they want their evidence introduced. Not my fault or judge Koh's fault they can't do that.
33. tedkord (Posts: 11888; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Regardless, they are facts. If you cared about facts, you'd want them introduced.
34. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)
Apple was just trying to get the judge to end the case with a bogus summary judgment because of that rejected evidence. Would that be your idea of the "judicial process"? I doubt Samsung, or any normal-minded individual, would want to see it end like that.
Believe it or not, Samsung has been following the process pretty damn well; they are up against a wall with Apple and this judge, so they need to supply irrefutable evidence that they did not copy Apple. Since such evidence was not allowed, they leaked it out to the public, where it had already been in the first place. Apple didn't like it, and neither did the judge...but there was nothing they did (or could have done) to stop it.
This fight is far from over, and both sides are going to keep going at it until they have nothing left. Who knows when that's going to be...