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California judge rejects bid for longer trial in Samsung-Apple case

Martyn Williams | July 25, 2012
A federal judge in California has rejected a request by Samsung that would have doubled the length and increased the complexity of a highly anticipated trial in which the company will lock horns with Apple over smartphone and tablet PC patents.

"If you settle after 4 p.m. Friday, I'm going to celebrate," Koh said, reminding the companies they would also be liable to pay the modest jury fees for Monday.

The hearing was taking place as Apple was reporting rising sales of both iPhones and iPads in the April-to-June quarter. The company said iPhone sales hit 26 million and iPad sales soared 84 percent compared with the same period of 2011.

The case is 11-01846 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

 

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