Apple asks court to keep Samsung’s logo out of the picture
Apple is afraid that Samsung’s logo on court video equipment could influence jurors
As Apple prepares to duke out its patent issues with Samsung in court, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has requested that its rival’s logo be rendered indistinguishable on court video equipment. Apple doesn’t want jurors to see the logo because the company reportedly believes it could be an influential factor, making jurors think that Samsung is favored by the court.
America’s tech giant has also requested that any statements attributed to Steve Jobs in his recent biography by Walter Isaacson be banned from the trial. This is has to do with Apple not wanting jurors to hear any negative comments regarding Jobs wanting to destroy Android.
Apple’s demands don’t stop there; the list trails on, really. The company has also stated that it doesn’t want any mention of Foxconn or working conditions in China brought into the Samsung trial. And Samsung has come up with its own exhaustive list of courtroom requests, including the exclusion of blogs and articles written by “non-experts” that have anything whatsoever to do with Apple and Samsung. Samsung also wants to keep testimonies from specific people out of the case, namely, Henry Urbach and Sanjay Sood.
As Cnet points out, none of these requests holds any weight at the moment, as it’s up to the court to make the final call on whether all, some, or none of them will be admissible. The two companies are scheduled to meet Monday, May 21.
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