Apple and Samsung Lawsuit: Is the courtroom saga between Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung ever going to end? While things will eventually work out, how long it takes is still up for discussion. Although a settlement would be nice, it does not appear that either side is moving in this direction.
Most recently, the two tech giants have been told by U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh to narrow the focus of the lawsuit.
Bloomberg.com has more on what has been going on in the courtroom battle between the two companies:
“U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in San Jose, California, today told lawyers from both companies that they must “focus and streamline” their cases to 25 patent claims, or elements of the patents at issue, and 25 accused products.”
While this sounds easy enough, the companies are concerned with so many details that making this change may not be simple.
At this point, it is easy to see that Koh is getting upset with both Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung. She is hoping the two sides will resolve the situation in the near future, but like the rest of us, is probably not holding out much hope.
Here is what she had to say to lawyers for both parties:
“We’ll keep narrowing and narrowing. You’ve already been litigating this thing for a year; you must know something about what’s your best case.”
As you can see, Koh has no problem letting representatives for both sides know that the fight has been going on entirely too long.
Last week, a filing by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) included “Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphones and tablet computer.” On the other side of things, Samsung is claiming that “all generations” of the iPad and iPhone infringe on its patents.
If nothing happens in the interim, things will continue down the same path as the two companies prepare for trial next year.
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