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Apple doesn’t want jurors to see Samsung’s logo on court video equipment, item315128291 which is just one of many courtroom requests the two companies have made as they prepare to take their patent issues to trial.
With the upcoming jury trial currently set for July 30, the two have already revealed the issues they plan to raise ahead of their courtroom showdown, according to Foss Patents’ Florian Mueller.
Apple’s intention to file a motion to obscure the Samsung logo on the court’s video displays may seem “funny,” says Mueller. But Apple doesn’t want to create an impression among jurors that Samsung equipment and the company itself are somehow favored by the court.
Apple also wants to ban any statements attributed to Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson,about the late Apple leader. As Mueller points out, Apple clearly does not want jurors to hear Jobs’ comments about destroying Android because it’s a stolen product and .
Further, Apple doesn’t want any references to Foxconn or working conditions in China to enter into the trial, Mueller says. Of course, the situation in China has little relevance to the claims to be made at the trial, so this may be a non-issue.