Samsung can't use Steve Jobs' quotes against Apple in court

At the end of July, Apple and Samsung will head into a courtroom in San Jose, California, to settle their disputes over the allegation that the Galaxy 10.1 tablet infringes Apple’s patents for the iPad. Interestingly enough, the judge, Lucy Koh, has indicated that Samsung cannot use quotes from Steve Job’s biography against Apple, because his words are irrelevant to the trial itself.

Samsung was hoping to use Jobs’ aggressive words from his biography about his hatred for Android in their case. Using statements such as, "I am going to destroy Android…I’m willing to go thermonuclear war," and, "I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong," Samsung hoped to illustrate Steve Jobs' malicious desires to sabotage sales of Apple's closest competitor.

Using Jobs’ quotes could be justifiable in the sense that Apple has gone patent crazy in the past year or two, and that the reason behind such drastic measures could be to “destroy Android.” However, that is only an assumption and we’ll definitely find out exactly what evidence Samsung has against Apple and vice-versa in a week or two.

Source: GigaOM

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