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You can't patent sexy: The Apple-Samsung trial told in tweets

Martyn Williams | Nov. 21, 2013
Wi-Fi problems, one-liners, Batkid and lots and lots of numbers: The trial in tweets

@sharatibken - 18 Nov - Sad that the most interesting part of #icourt today is the guy whose phone keeps making noise/talking to him.

@SFjlove - 18 Nov - That moment when the door swings open and everyone begins to rise for Judge Koh.. Only to find it is her smiling young clerk.

On technology
Despite the technology at the center of the case, the courtroom was a low-tech affair. To help with their math, the jury requested calculators and Judge Koh displayed them in court on Tuesday morning. "Any objections?" she asked. It wasn't a joke. Apple's attorneys asked for the brand name. Perhaps they were guarding against Samsung calculators.

@sharatibken - 14 Nov - Judge Koh asking lawyers to turn off some of their computers b/c her Wi-Fi shut down. Network overloaded, she says. #icourt

@KevinNLee - 19 Nov - Staples: The official calculator provider for the Apple-Samsung #icourt damages jury.

On one-liners
Lawyers and their witnesses aren't without a sense of humor, and if they can slip in a one-liner to help make a point, they'll try.

@hmintz - 18 Nov - Lee: Apple asked Samsung, "please" stop infringing our iPhone. Wagner: "I don't recall them ever saying 'please."

@MalathiNayak - 14 Nov - "I'm a little lost in where you are in this": Is Apple's damages expert echoing jurors' thoughts as she figures out Samsung atty's questions?

@MalathiNayak - 15 Nov - Samsung's Will Price asks Schiller: "Apple doesn't own a patent on a product being beautiful or sexy, isn't that correct?"

@swiftstories - 13 Nov - Price says many reasons people bought Samsung phones besides the 5 Apple patents - 4G, screens, Android & you can't patent sexy."

And finally, on bad jokes
The award for the worst joke of the trial goes to Bill Price, an attorney for Samsung. This one drew groans from the courtroom.

@SFjlove - 14 Nov - Burn. Expert says Price's comparison is apples & oranges. "Maybe it's apples & oranges, but I'm talking about Apple & Samsung," he retorts.

 

 

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