Whether or not Apple's lawyer was really smoking crack the other day, the lawsuit between Apple and Samsung in San Jose, California, has finally reached a close.
Well, not exactly, but the phase where the two parties bring witnesses to testify in front of a jury is passed at least.
“We are done,” Judge Lucy Koh said
after two long weeks, during which it rejected requests on the part of both Apple and Samsung to extend the time they had to bring witnesses to the stand. Both sides were given 25 hours each.
The two enemies only have to settle for the rules they want the jurors to follow when deciding the matter. A unanimous decision has to be reached for each patent brought into question.
Currently, Apple hopes to prove Samsung copied its iPad and iPhone designs, while Samsung wishes to prove Apple doesn't have the right to those patents. Samsung also claims that Apple infringes some of its IP.
Judge Koh asked the two to communicate again and, if possible, do some “horse trading”, in other words agree to drop the quarrel over some patents so that the jury had less to fight over. No word yet on whether any such resolution has been reached.