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Court tells Apple August 5 hearing on Samsung ban too early

updated 06:20 pm EDT, Tue July 5, 2011

Apple warned attemped Samsung ban may be too quick

Judge Lucy Koh told Apple in a weekend hearing that its request for a preliminary ban on Samsung devices might be too quick. The iPhone maker had suggested a hearing on the afternoon of August 5 but was told that the timing might not give either side enough time for discovery to prove or disprove the need for a ban. Both have until July 8 to provide a joint statement either agreeing on a schedule or explaining their views if they disagree.

The two sides aren't expected to agree. Apple will want a hearing as soon as possible since it increases the likelihood of a ban and could push Samsung to settle. Samsung would likely want to delay the hearing to get more time to prepare a defense and defer the case itself.

Apple's quickness in setting a hearing date may reveal beliefs that its case is good enough to call on a ban.

Both sides have been taking steps to push for a quicker conclusion to the case, many of which came from Samsung in the past week. Samsung has at once sued Apple again and filed an ITC complaint to get a patent ruling sooner, even as it backed out of one lawsuit to reduce the amount of work. Apple's request for an injunction to ban Samsung Android hardware until a resolution could negate much of Samsung's work. [via Florian Mueller]

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by MacNN Staff

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  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -9

    Keep trying Apple


    Not going to happen.


    Drroid!

    - Sent from my Android Device.

  1. facebook_Charlie

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    Joined: Jul 2011

    0

    Tenuous Foreign Entanglements

    You can design them here, but you cannot build them here.

    They can build them there, but can they design them there.

    The bet would be "yes" or at least copy some manufacturing blueprints.

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