Feeds

Apple's trial experts are 'slavish fanbois who believe in magic'

Samsung wants witnesses tossed out of patent battle

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Samsung has asked a Californian court to dismiss seven of Apple's expert witnesses in a patent case - and claimed their "slavish" love for the Foxconn-rebrander means they are unable to give useful testimony.

In a Motion to Exclude Opinions of Certain of Apple's Experts, the South Korean giant's lawyers described the Apple pundits as hopelessly prejudiced fanbois who could only recite platitudes about "magical and revolutionary" products and had no relevant information to give the San Jose court.

The document claims:

They have cast aside established scientific methods and governing legal principles in favour of slavish adoration of their client and platitudes about its alleged magical and revolutionary products, issues that are of no relevance to the claims and defences at issue.

Consequently, they should all be dismissed, the lawyers argued to Judge Lucy Koh:

The testimony that Apple seeks to elicit from these experts is not relevant to any issue in this matter, and is otherwise incorrect, and unhelpful.

The experts Samsung objects to include Susan Kare - who designed the user interface, icons and fonts for the original Macs in the 1980s - and Henry Urbach, who comes in for particular criticism for using "flowery" language about Apple and "being unquestionably a loyal devotee of Apple, its designers, its products and its retail stores".

The other experts Samsung want kicked out are Terry L. Musika, Russell Winer, Dr Sanjay Sood, Dr John Hauser, Michael Walker, and part of Richard L. Donaldson's testimony.

Apple have in turn sought to exclude the opinions of eight Samsung experts. Both sides have streamlined their cases, dropping some claims and rebutting counter claims before the patent battle lands before a jury on 21 June. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web
While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.