Separately, Lee tries to open a line of question about Samsung playing foul in standards. Apple alleged in opening statements Samsung pays its engineers to get patents on standards-in-progress and that it has not disclosed patents, such as the ones in question when asked to do so under rules of groups such as ETSI.
But Judge Lucy H. Koh draws a hard line. The arguments in the part of the case will have to wait untilo later and not be used to make Williams or Samsung look bad now. Nice call, judge.
Anyway, the can of worms is opened for the jury—and for EE Times. We will dig into the issue, starting here, starting now:
Have you been asked to write patents on standards-in-progress? Have you been compensated for doing so? Has your company failed to disclose standards according to the rules of standards groups you participated in?
Betcha there are a lot of stories out there I may never hear. Incendiary stuff, I know. Let’s air this subject.
Next up, one of Samsung’s top industrial designers Jin Su Kim. He did industrial design for Hyundai cars before Samsung hired him to do the same for its handsets. The two most prestigious jobs for an industrial designer in Korea.
“I am proud of what I do,” Kim said. “There are 300 million people globally using mobile phones I have designed and I am proud of that.”
More to come after we all eat lunch!