Patent blog FOSS Patents has been one of the premier sources of updates on the Apple-Samsung situation.The latest such update has to do with Samsung and its legal team, so to speak.
First, some background: Sir Robin Jacob was part of the court of judges that ruled, in the UK, that Samsung hadn't copied the iPad. He even ordered Apple to make a public announcement to that effect, even telling it to change it when it wasn't appropriate enough.
Now, he is assisting Samsung as a patent expert in a separate legal battle with Erricsson.
There is nothing illegal about the maneuver though, and there is no question that the judge acted properly at all times, even if he is a sort of ally of Samsung now.
If nothing else, Sir Robin Jacob will help Samsung do better in the patent arena from now on.