Summary: Another legal victory for Android may be only days away because Apple’s claims do not add up
There are “Ridiculous Moments” in this trial and it is headed to a jury which in due time could decide that no side gets anything. Google was right to suggest that the patent wars are helpful to nobody (except patent lawyers). To quote one report about it, “Google suggested that fighting patent wars is not innovative or helpful in any manner. It seems like Google is getting fed up with software patents, just after the former got an upper hand in the court with Oracle, which was declared as the patent battle of the decade.”
“We meanwhile learn that nobody is expected to win the case, so at the end of the day Apple will have wasted its time.”Korea hurts customers by removing products: “A SOUTH KOREAN COURT has Imposed bans on a number of mobile devices from rival companies Apple and Samsung’s, having found that both firms infringe each other’s patents.” Mutual destruction.
We meanwhile learn that nobody is expected to win the case, so at the end of the day Apple will have wasted its time. The jury will decide soon despite alleged difficulties, but it is not known when. As CNN put it: “You can probably expect deliberations to continue into next week. If there are still holdouts a week from Friday, however, the prospect of a spending one more weekend with Apple v. Samsung hanging over their heads could bring the jury to a rapid consensus.” █
Update: Minutes ago we found out that a decision had just been made and Apple’s allies from Redmond celebrate. Apple and Microsoft collaborate in attacking Android and collecting patents, as we showed before (e.g. CPTN, Nortel, cross-licensing, other pacts).