MacNN | Judge proposes delay of Apple versus Samsung Siri trial
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Judge proposes delay of Apple versus Samsung Siri trial
Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 6:17pm

Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California asked Apple and Samsung in a hearing today if Apple's suit over Siri search technology should wait until an appeals court rules on a separate suit. Koh told attorneys for both companies that the appeals court would cover both lawsuits. Apple believes that the cases should proceed, as they both involve Apple's Siri voice-enabled search technology, but different patents. Samsung attorney Victoria Maroulis claims that there is substantial overlap between the two trials.



"I just don't know if we really need two cases on this," Koh said. She ordered both sides to discuss her proposal, file any necessary briefs, and report back to the court by March 7. The series of cases began after Samsung ignored warnings in 2010 from both the iPhone maker and its rival Google that Samsung's products were too derivative of Apple's designs in both trade dress and software. Apple has accused the company of "slavishly" copying from its innovations, down to the particular shade of green used in the identical "phone" icon. Samsung countersued Apple, claiming it had in fact infringed on two of Samsung's patents, for which it asked for $400 million in compensation. The claims from Samsung were wholly rejected by the first trial jury, and the company was awarded nothing while Apple was granted a $1.05 billion judgement. The second trial, involving the Siri patent discussed today is likely to take place in 2014.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Most Recent Stories:

  • Review: JBL Synchros E40BT headphones - 8:52 PM EST
  • Briefly: PS4 3D Blu-ray film support, Amazon card reader speculation - 6:14 PM EST
  • Samsung patent application for tablet sleeve uses prior Apple art - 4:30 PM EST
  • The Pirate Bay debuts 'The Mobile Bay' website, talks new sites - 2:45 PM EST
  • Maingear launches Pulse 15, 15-inch gaming notebook with 3K display - 1:50 PM EST
  • Briefly: Ozone 20414 Personal Learning Edition, VocaLive 2 - 12:09 PM EST
  • Closer look: Android L preview - 9:13 PM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Briefly: PS4 3D Blu-ray film support, Amazon card reader speculation - 6:14 PM EST
  • Maingear launches Pulse 15, 15-inch gaming notebook with 3K display - 1:50 PM EST
  • Closer look: Android L preview - 9:13 PM EST
  • Facebook: SEC IPO query dropped, no enforcement action coming - 9:25 AM EST
  • Russian government offers $110,000 bounty for Tor tracking code - 3:27 PM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.