Judge Lucy Koh says Samsung will not be granted more time to plead its case

Fri, Aug 17, 2012

Legal, News

Perhaps a strategic miscalculation on Samsung’s part, but it seems like the Korean-based electronics giant is very close to using up its 25-hour allotment of time that Judge Lucy Koh granted to both Apple and Samsung prior to the start of the case.

As Ina Fried of All Things D points out, this is the result of Samsung spending more time cross-examining Apple’s own witnesses than making their own case. What’s more, Judge Lucy Koh has made it expclicitly clear that she will not entertain any motions from Samsung seeking a time extension of any sort.

Koh said she would not entertain any motions from Samsung that it lacked time to present its case and entered her statement into the record, should the matter come up on appeal.

“Samsung made a strategic decision to spend more time to [cross-examine] than Apple used to present its affirmative case,” said Koh, who has grown increasingly frustrated with lawyers on both sides.

Samsung had to speed through its final few expert witnesses on Wednesday and, with precious few minutes of jury time left, has also chosen not to cross-examine many of Apple’s rebuttal witnesses.

Closing arguments are set for Tuesday.

via All Things D



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