Apple's motion to speed up trial denied, Samsung wants change in Cupertino's legal team
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 14, 2011, 2:41 AM
While waiting to hear on the court's verdict about the hearing urgency, Samsung didn't just stand still. It filed a motion for a bunch of lawyers on Apple's legal team to be dismissed due to conflicts of interest.
It turns out that the recently formed Bridges&Mavrakakis, which obviously has its hands full with Apple's lawsuit against Samsung, employs plethora of people who have worked on other cases for Samsung itself, and some as soon as the beginning of this year. Samsung says this will represent unfair advantage, since this people might know some trade secrets that were disclosed to them during the case preparatory phase, despite that those cases haven't been directly related with Apple's accusations against the South Korean company.
Apple also filed a complaint with the ITC against Samsung precisely since a regular court case is usually going on for years, instead of months with the ITC. It seems, however, that Samsung's legal team has some tricks up its sleeve to extend timing on this one as well, after it withdrew its own case from California court, focusing on the other defense. Here's what the court had to say about Apple's request for urgent hearing on expediting the trial:
"Moreover, Apple indicated at the May 12, 2011 hearing that it had been aware of its infringement claims for at least a year and engaged in negotiations with Samsung during that time. See Transcript of May 12, 2011 [...] ('there have been extended efforts . . . to resolve this problem short of litigation. . . . they've been going on for at least a year'). The Court agrees with Samsung that the length of time Apple has been aware of its claims and the long history of infringement alleged in the complaint undermine Apple's claims of urgency to some extent."
Pass the popcorn, sweety, there will be plenty of entertainment here!
Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009
if Apple were the first auto maker on earth may be no other auto makers could built cars with 4 wheels. Apple will filed lawsuits for everything. Apple must known today every companies are copying from each others. This is a world of competition and copycat. Sorry spoiled APPLE there is no SAMOLED Plus and 20nm chips for you.
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 5:27 AM 4
Does JOBS realize that all these lawsuits make APPLE look bad..... Dont get me wrong I love apple products- but I dont think I gonna be purchasing them anymore for the fact that they are tring to 'freeze' the compition.... APPLE YOU FAIL!!!!!!!
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 5:28 AM 3
Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011
think apple should just carry on what they best at which is selling people hardware...there sales are still going up and should accept that there will always be competition instead of suing competition....also they dont seem to be doing well in courts at the moment...
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 10:19 AM 0
Considering the public is oblivious to these court cases and tech companies are actually suing each other all the time, no, this doesn't make Apple look bad at all. I don't think Apple's worried about losing the devotion of people who don't understand patent law and think these cases are just the same as school-yard fights (ie, phonearena's commentors), as that's a pretty tiny demographic.
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 7:50 PM 0
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Apple has a right to protect themselves from copycats. That's why we have patents.
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 10:36 AM 3
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I don't see where samsung is copying apple considering the touch screen was developed by Sam Hurst and Elographics, first smartphone was IBM, and Apple seems to have copied "ideas" from Palm, Nokia, Windows and Blackberry. It was also a huge lawyer battle as to who actually developed the multi touch sensor. Apple compiles components from other companies and makes it into a device and they think they have the right to sue everyone else?
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 1:21 PM 1
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Heh. At least the judge is making overtures of being fair to Samsung. Interesting that Apple tried to negotiate first; I wonder what they wanted from Samsung that Samsung wouldn't grant. And give it a rest, Taco. There are only a couple of similarities between the iPhone and Galaxy S series, and Apple filed infringement claims on a plethora of phones Samsung sells which are NOTHING. LIKE. THE IPHONE.
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 10:58 AM 1
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Yes they sell phones that aren't like the iPhone and Apple has no complaints about that, but if you look at the Galaxy S and their new tablet it's obvious Samsung went for a look like Apple's. The shape of the body is very similar. They come in black and white just like Apples products and their UI looks very similar at first glance. Their trying to profit of what Apple made popular. Remember when iPad 2 came out and Samsung said we see we need to do better now to compete. What did they do? Made the product thinner to look more like the iPad. Of course Apple tried to negotiate first. They're not as sue happy as everyone thinks. Everything Apple gets reported is in the news, but you think these other companies don't sue each other? Look at microsoft now demanding payments for every andriod phone. It's the standard in the industry. You want to use something we created, pay for it.
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 2:14 PM 0
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thats right.. if you hold up a galaxy S to an iphone, they do look very similar.. widgets, pulldown notifications, customizable screens.. oh wait.. thats because apple is blatantly ripping off android with iOS5. wooooooopsie... of course the galaxyS comes with a bigger better screen, 4 buttons instead of one, its thinner and lighter, removable battery, front facing camera that works on 3g ...... and it doesnt have a flash on the camera (wth!?) i can see where they are exactly alike.. right ? im sure millions of customers got confused between the two and will accidentally buy the iphone thinking it was android... LOLOLOL.
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 6:07 PM 0
^ HAHA and Sniggly will be the one *** guy that every reality tv show has obsessing over the little green guy that doesn't want him.
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 12:46 PM 0
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OK! ProteinShake if you have nothing useful to talk about then just read & keep quiet. No one wants to read on how you can call people as you say g@y. You sound weak man! Real mature! You would never call anyone that face to face anyway. You are a coward. You are only a tough man on the computer! lol
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 1:55 PM 3
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Really dude? Phones mean that much to you that you take cheap shots like that? Even as Gemini and taco go back and forth with Sniggly and the rest of the Droid supporters, their shots are usually about the devices and harmless banter. There are plenty of blogs out there to spout your homo-phobia. State your opinion on mobile, and move on.
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 2:46 PM 2
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whoop their candy asses...lol.. . wow sounds like a The Rock follower.. we need to get The Miz involved here... so we can have a wrestling match.....
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 6:24 PM 1
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