Judge Koh Lashes Out at Attorneys for Apple & Samsung

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Judge Lucy Koh has had it up to here (::this reporter holds hand up to chin level to demonstrate “here”::) with attorneys for both Apple and Samsung. During courtroom proceedings on Tuesday, the judge lost her cool with both sides over what she called courtroom “theatrics.”

 

Though Samsung’s attorneys have drawn more sanctions than Apple—four times as of the latest count—CNet reported that Judge Koh told the assembled attorneys for both sites that, “I want papers. I don’t trust what any lawyer tells me in this courtroom. I want to see actual papers.”

Those are strong words for a federal judge, and a demonstration that the high-profile, high dollar, high pressure case is going to leave a mark.

At particular issue was planned testimony from Tim Williams, Ph.D., an expert witness called by Samsung. A few hours before he was scheduled to appear, attorneys for Apple protested his inclusion because he hadn’t disclosed non-disclosure agreements he had signed with Intel that prohibit him from discussing the details of Intel’s source code.

How that might effect the case between Apple and Samsung is unclear, but it is common practice for attorneys to do anything they can to discredit opposing expert witnesses or keep them from testifying at all, and both sides have engaged this tactic in this battle.

Judge Koh, however, appears to have had enough enough, labelling the actions of both sides as “theatrics.”

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Paul Goodwin

It’s worse than the movies.

mrmwebmax

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Judge Koh, however, appears to have had enough enough, labelling the actions of both sides as ?theatrics.?

At which point an attorney for Apple shouted at the judge: “You’re out of order! You’re out of order! The whole trial’s out of order!”

Here, since no oner ever gets my cultural references:

You’re Out of Order

RonMacGuy

Very good mrm.  Then the judge said she wanted the truth and the lawyer yelled “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!”

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Very good mrm.? Then the judge said she wanted the truth and the lawyer yelled ?YOU CAN?T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!?

Then a witness for Apple and iOS stood and addressed the jury, and said:

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received?hatred. The great creators?the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors?stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.

No creator was prompted by a desire to serve his brothers, for his brothers rejected the gift he offered and that gift destroyed the slothful routine of their lives. His truth was his only motive. His own truth, and his own work to achieve it in his own way. A symphony, a book, an engine, a philosophy, an airplane or a building?that was his goal and his life. Not those who heard, read, operated, believed, flew or inhabited the thing he had created. The creation, not its users. The creation, not the benefits others derived from it. The creation which gave form to his truth. He held his truth above all things and against all men.

RonMacGuy

Then a witness for Apple and iOS stood and addressed the jury, and said:

And then the Samsung lawyer said, “Everything that guy just said is bull-(censored).  Thank you.”

Classic movie!!

mrmwebmax

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And then the Samsung lawyer said, ?Everything that guy just said is bull-(censored).? Thank you.?

Then the Apple witness, addressing every argument brought by Samsung, Bosco, those who think interface designs are common culture, and those who think that the late Steve Jobs and Apple are evil because they make money, said:

So you think that money is the root of all evil? Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?

When you accept money in payment for your effort, you do so only on the conviction that you will exchange it for the product of the effort of others. It is not the moochers or the looters who give value to money. Not an ocean of tears nor all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Those pieces of paper, which should have been gold, are a token of honor ? your claim upon the energy of the men who produce. Your wallet is your statement of hope that somewhere in the world around you there are men who will not default on that moral principle which is the root of money. Is this what you consider evil?

Have you ever looked for the root of production? Take a look at an electric generator and dare tell yourself that it was created by the muscular effort of unthinking brutes. Try to grow a seed of wheat without the knowledge left to you by men who had to discover it for the first time. Try to obtain your food by means of nothing but physical motions ? and you’ll learn that man’s mind is the root of all the goods produced and of all the wealth that has ever existed on earth.

RonMacGuy

LOL, way too deep for my exhausted brain tonight.  But good stuff.

So why the change from mrmgraphics?

ctopher

Ayn Rand? Really? First Fountainhead and then Atlas Shrugged?

I am the farthest thing from a Biblical scholar as there every was BUT, the actual quote from the Bible about Money and the roots of evil is that “For the love of money is the root of all evil” 1 Timothy 6:10.

So Ayn Rand was going on about it all wrong! smile

But I get that Samsung is rooting around for more dough…

mrmwebmax

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So why the change from mrmgraphics?

I created the handle “mrmgraphics” years ago when I got the URL of the same name. That’s when I was focused on graphic design. Now that I’m much more into website design and development, I changed my personal website’s URL to mrmwebmax.com, got an “mrmwebmax” Facebook page, and an “@mrmwebmax” Twitter handle. So here, too, I changed my handle to reflect all of this.

BTW, it took quite a number of tries before I found a URL and Twitter handle to match!

mrmwebmax

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Ayn Rand? Really? First Fountainhead and then Atlas Shrugged?

I am the farthest thing from a Biblical scholar as there every was BUT, the actual quote from the Bible about Money and the roots of evil is that ?For the love of money is the root of all evil? 1 Timothy 6:10.

So Ayn Rand was going on about it all wrong!

Yes, Ayn Rand, really! And as for her getting it all wrong, from the same speech in Atlas Shrugged, she addresses your point:

Or did you say it’s the love of money that’s the root of all evil? To love a thing is to know and love its nature. To love money is to know and love the fact that money is the creation of the best power within you, and your passkey to trade your effort for the effort of the best among men. It’s the person who would sell his soul for a nickel, who is the loudest in proclaiming his hatred of money ? and he has good reason to hate it. The lovers of money are willing to work for it. They know they are able to deserve it.

So she had it pretty much covered. smile

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