Apple and Samsung have been waging war in the courts since April of last year over intellectual property infringement. Now the latest round has been scheduled to take place here in the UK – and it starts on Monday morning.
The Ministry of Justice website has published the court date for Samsung Electronics (UK) vs Apple Inc: it kicks off on Monday 18 June at 10.30am in Court 6 in the Rolls building in the High Court of Justice. His Honour Judge Birss will hear the trial, sitting as a Judge of the High Court. We contacted the listings office, who were unable to confirm how long the trial is scheduled to last for.
The issue at stake? Registered designs for tablet computers. Apple says Galaxy tablets have infringed on its design: Samsung is seeking a declaration of non-infringement for the designs in question.
Apple had been seeking a stay on this while Samsung’s case with OHIM (The Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market, which registers the Community Trade Mark in the European Union), but Mr Justice Mann declined to allow a stay and ordered that the case go ahead. Apple appealed, but last month, Lord Justice Lloyd also ordered that the case go ahead.
Now, we know when everything kicks off. We’ll be covering the trial as it happens, so stay tuned for more – it’s open to the public, so why not get down there yourself? For a full breakdown of the issues at stake, be sure to check out the analysis at the source link below.
(via the IPKat blog)