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Samsung denies hiring UK judge who ruled in their favour

Karen Haslam | March 1, 2013
Samsung has issued a statement to Macworld claiming that it has not employed the judge who last year ruled in their favour in the UK legal battle with Apple

Samsung has issued a statement to Macworld claiming that it has not employed the judge who last year ruled in their favour in the UK legal battle with Apple.

Samsung told Macworld: "Sir Robin Jacob is not a legal representative of Samsung Electronics. A highly reputed intellectual property expert and academic, Sir Robin has been contracted as an expert by a law firm that represents Samsung Electronics in its case against Ericsson."

The Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob ruled last year that Samsung hadn't copied Apple because Samsung's devices weren't as cool as Apple's?

We reported earlier today that his name had appeared on a list of those involved with a separate Samsung case.

Florian Mueller over at Foss Patents had suggested that while being hired by the same party in another litigation outside the UK less than four months after a case seems to bot violate any laws, it may "spark a debate whether some reform is needed". Mueller questioned whether Jacob may already have been working with Samsung four months ago.

 

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