Samsung won’t be able use footage from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ as evidence in trial against Apple

I’m no lawyer, but what’s the deal with Judge Lucy Koh? First she rules that Samsung is unable to use evidence that clearly shows they were working on designs that resembled the iPhone back in 2006, and now she ruled that Samsung can’t use footage from the movie, “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

As you know “2001: A Space Odyssey” features a tablet well before the iPad was even thought of let alone designed. I assume the reason why Koh keeps refusing these exhibits is because this case isn’t about refuting Apple’s patents. It’s on whether Samsung infringed on them or not. The fact that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should have or shouldn’t have granted these patents is not on the table.

source: allthingsd


  • Joshua Barta

    Are there any options as far as getting these bogus patents invalidated? Is a direct challenge to their validity, in a lawsuit separate from any claims of infringement, even an option for Google, Samsung, or consumers who feel that Apple and other companies are manipulating a broken system using patents that should never have been granted in the first place?

  • Todd Martineau

    Is it me or does it look like the guy in the above photo has four white Samsung S3s on his lunch tray? Now we know where Samsung got the idea!

    • Jacktheripper

      Hope I just +1’d that (can’t tell via dumbbutGodsendfordatacosts Opera mini) coz that’s exactly what I thought, before I thought does that tablet have a chin ala HTC?

  • Major_Pita

    Wait one, Samsung is concurrently counter-suing Apple and they are are going to try to invalidate Apple’s Business Dress patents. Koh is setting herself up for appeal and change of venue with her behavior.

  • Bob

    She must own an iPhone…