Judge Seeks Patent Delay of iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3


Apple and Samsung are currently butting heads in court (again) over patent infringement charges regarding the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3. The presiding judge over the case, however, is seeking to delay a new patent case while another appeal is being made on a separate patent charge.

According to New York News Day judge Lucy Koh has stated that it seems unnecessary to have two cases going on at the same time regarding patent infringement and have decided to attempt to delay the latest case scheduled to go to trial in March, next month.

According to Koh…

“I was going to ask if we can stay this case while the other appeal is going on,”…”I don’t know if we need two cases on this.”

The previous case saw Apple awarded $1.05 billion in damages from Samsung, to which Samsung has filed an appeal.

A new patent lawsuit has sprung up between the two tech giants and in result judge Lucy Koh feels that two cases going on simultaneously covering the same topic is a bit redundant. What do you think?