Judge Lucy Koh suggested the two try to settle their differences out of court, saying that there were risks on both sides
Apple and Samsung just can’t be friends in the courtroom. Really, they can’t. Judge Lucy Koh told them they should try to settle out of court. It didn’t happen. Perhaps Apple’s lawyer was smoking crack, and it impaired his judgement?
Either way, the two are not settling their differences peacefully. Looks like it will have to go to the jury.
One thing we will say, is that we do not envy the jury one bit. Below is a portion of a MacWorld report explaining what the jury must do:
The jurors will have to fill in lengthy forms to indicate their judgement of the many aspects of the case. It’s no mean feat: the form is 22 pages long with 36 ‘question’ sections made up of more than 700 individual questions.
Question one alone – “For each of the following products, has Apple proven by a preponderance of the evidence that Samsung Electronics Co. (SEC), Samsung Electronics America (SEA), and/or Samsung Telecommunications America (STA) has infringed Claim 19 of the ‘381 Patent?” – has 57 individual boxes that need to be filled in.”
Yeah. Doesn’t sound like our idea of a good time.
More on Apple and Samsung: Here.