Samsung Objects to 'Gratuitous Images' of Steve Jobs in Apple Trial Presentation
Samsung filed an objection to Apple's use of Steve Jobs photos in its opening presentation for trial, reports FOSS Patents.
Samsung objected to the images of Steve Jobs appearing in Slide Nos. 6, 7, 12, 16, and 29 of the opening presentation.
According to the company, "[t]hese gratuitous images have no evidentiary value and have been asserted in order to turn the trial into the popularity contest that the Court prohibited." Samsung then quoted the ruling which said: "Evidence related to Steve Jobs will generally be excluded unless it is specifically relevant to the IP rights at issue in the case, although the Court will make that determination on a case-by-case basis."
Late last night Judge Koh dismissed Samsung's objections ruling that the use of Steve Jobs images is "relevant to Apple's iPhone design patent and trade dress claims and is not unduly prejudicial".