Snippet: Cut Back Your Lawsuits or I’ll Turn This Court Around! ☇

Shared on May 3, 2012

If you’re as sick of tech patent lawsuits as we are, it seems there may be hope, as Apple and Samsung are being encouraged to simplify some things on their own:

Judge Lucy Koh has ordered Apple and Samsung to scale back the number of claims in their patent infringement lawsuits, and warned both sides that failing to do so could delay their trial until some time in 2013. As of now, their patent infringement trial is scheduled for July 30 of this year.

With some 37 products listed in the lawsuits, along with 16 patents, five trademarks and an antitrust claim, Judge Koh told both companies that a jury shouldn’t have to deal with this, according to Computerworld.

“I think that’s cruel and unusual punishment to a jury, so I’m not willing to do it,” she said. “If you’re going to trial in July, this is not going to be acceptable.”

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