Judge Prevents Steve Jobs' Anti-Android Comments From Being Presented in Court

Posted July 19, 2012 at 4:22am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 4714 views

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has approved Apple's request to prevent Steve Jobs statements about Android from being presented during its patent trial against Samsung, reports Reuters.

In the Steve Jobs biography, Walter Isaacson shares statements from Jobs who said he was willing to go "thermonuclear" to "destroy" Android. Samsung wanted to present this quote in court claiming it "speaks to Apple's bias, improper motives and its lack of belief in its own claims in that they are a means to an end, namely the destruction of Android."

Earlier today Koh ruled that the statements were not relevant. "I really don't think this is a trial about Steve Jobs," Koh said.

Also on Wednesday, Koh ruled that evidence about Apple's operations in China could be discussed, but could not be cast as human rights problems. Evidence of Samsung's taxes paid in the U.S. could also be discussed, Koh ruled, but Apple would not be able to make any insinuations of tax avoidance.

The trial is scheduled to begin July 30th.

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Kr00 - July 19, 2012 at 12:36pm
The least Samsuck could do after stealing from Apple is to say thank you. Funny how far Samsuck were behind Apple after the iPhone came out, and after stealing their ideas, they rapidly caught up. Ungrateful assholes.
NoGoodNick - July 19, 2012 at 10:58am
Crap. I eat it. Nick
Brian - July 19, 2012 at 5:23am
Two technological giants going against each other... Its not easy being a Lucy Koh right now..
Gio - July 19, 2012 at 4:56am
OMG, This people from Android all they do is talking bad about Apple, and they have a bad copy of iOS made at last minute. So instead of their talking about what they do they talk about on what Apple does not do.
Samsung=Shiite - July 19, 2012 at 4:40am
Go Lucy! Finally a sympathetic judge
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