Judge Rules Against Apple’s Request To Speed Up Samsung Lawsuit
After recently Samsung requested certain external lawyers representing Apple to be disqualified, Cupertino has asked the court to speed up its lawsuit against the Korean manufacturer.
Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California reportedly denied Apple’s request for a faster trial. Even though the ruling applies to only a subset of the entire litigation, the Judge’s decision implies that she is not convinced about Apple’s need to speed up things.
With everyone expecting Samsung’s Galaxy S II phones to hit the U.S. market anytime now, Apple is sort of pressured and is acting very impatient to get its hands on Sammy’s devices after the Korean manufacturer has been denied of the same request. Apple’s recent request to shift trial gears and compress the briefing schedule determined the Judge to rule against Cupertino as the company didn’t appear to be in a hurry one year ago when the Samsung alleged infringement became current.