Judge Koh asks Apple if they’re “smoking crack” in Samsung lawsuit

August 16, 2012
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Go Judge Koh! Today some tempers are getting slightly heated after the continuous and ongoing legal battle between Samsung and Apple. This has been a huge topic in the news as of late, and honestly we feel it's getting a bit old. Today however the Judge spiced things up by asking Apple's Attorney's if they're smoking crack.

You've all probably noticed a drop off in the "lawsuit" stories here on Android Community, as we'd like to focus on the positive things in Android, as well as real innovation. The ongoing legal battle here is slowly but surely getting very old, and the Judge appears to want it to be over more than we all do.

According to The Verge, who appears to be sitting in on the case, after Apple submitted yet another massive 75 page document to the courts, Judge Koh finally has had enough. We are hearing this witness rebuttal document of over 75 pages was referring to 22 different witnesses that Samsung may call to the stand. Then the Judge showed her irritation by asking why Apple would waste the courts time and submit such a lengthy document "when unless you're smoking crack you know these witnesses aren't going to be called!"

That pretty much says it all. Apple and their Attorneys might be smoking crack. Now obviously this entire thing has been blown out of proportion by the media (us included) but the point we are trying to make is these legal battles are long, irritating, and getting very old -- as we can tell from the judge's growing frustrations. If anything major actually happens other than name-calling, we'll be sure to update. In the meantime continue with your business as it's just another drawn out day in court for Apple and Samsung.


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  • DragonsBreath

    There is a lot at stake as the results of this litigation will significantly affect who will own the tablet market for the next few years. Naturally no matter who wins it will be appealed so this will drag on anyway.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Appealed for sureeeee

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Appealed for sureeeee

  • DragonsBreath

    There is a lot at stake as the results of this litigation will significantly affect who will own the tablet market for the next few years. Naturally no matter who wins it will be appealed so this will drag on anyway.

  • master94

    Omg. Samsung and apple should just kiss and make up. This case became boring long time ago.

  • WinTard

    Your article is wrong in stating: “We are hearing this witness rebuttal document of over 75 pages was referring to 22 different witnesses that Samsung may call to the stand.”
    It should read: 22 different witnesses that Apple may call to the stand.
    That is why Judge Koh asked the APPLE team if they smoke crack?
    Excerpt from Information Week:
    http://www.informationweek.com/hardware/handheld/apple-samsung-battle-over-damages-in-pat/240005725
    When Apple attorneys Thursday submitted a list of 20 witnesses it said it planned to call in its final four hours, she had finally had enough.

    With so many on the list, it’s harder for Samsung’s attorneys to know which witnesses to prepare succinct cross examination for with its dwindling time. Along with the witness list, Apple had submitted a 75-page brief seeking boundaries on what the witnesses would be allowed to testify to and its objections on Koh’s rulings in witness examination procedure.

    Smelling gamesmanship, Koh held up first the list, then the brief and demanded, “Come on! Unless you’re smoking crack, you know these witnesses are not going to be called.”

    The Apple team usually has an attorney on his or her feet within a few nanoseconds of an issue being raised. This time, no one seemed eager to approach the bench. Koh rattled the papers again. “Come on! You know who these people are. You want me to go through 75 pages? Who is borderline?” she demanded, in effect, asking that the list be pared, along with the task of reading the brief.

    “We will not call Mr. (Christopher) Stringer again,” Apple’s design chief, who’s already testified, volunteered Michael Jacobs.

    “Who else is borderline?” Koh kept up the demand.
    Jacobs tried to put the shoe on the other foot: “Until Samsung rests its case, we have no idea which ones will be called. We didn’t mean to burden the court.”

    Koh glared at him. “What do you mean you didn’t mean to burden the court?”
    Apple quickly soon had reduced the list by five names.
    Charles Babcock is an editor-at-large for InformationWeek.
    Methinks Apple truly believes in BBB (Bullshit Baffles Brains).
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