Judge asks if Apple lawyers are ‘smoking crack’

Macworld Australia Staff
17 August, 2012
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Apple lawyers exhausted US District Judge Lucy Koh’s patience during the Apple vs Samsung patent trial in California overnight, after trying to squeeze too many witnesses into the last few hours of its testimony.

An exasperated Judge Lucy Koh made her feelings known to the court, and in particular Apple attorney Bill Lee according to CNET.

“I am not going to be running around trying to get 75 pages of briefings for people who are not going to be testifying,” Koh said to Lee.

“I mean come on. 75 pages! 75 pages! You want me to do an order on 75 pages, (and) unless you’re smoking crack, you know these witnesses aren’t going to be called when you have less than four hours.”

Lee dryly assured the judge he’s not smoking crack.

Apple and Samsung have been given 25 hours to make their case, and with Apple down to its last six-and-a-half hours, its 20 witness-long list are unlikely to all appear in front of the jury.

Samsung has only the one hour remaining, after which both sides will have two hours to present their closing arguments.

For more details on the ongoing trial, head to our day-by-day rundown.


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