Android — 19 July 2012

Apple samsung patent

There was a small but interesting turn in the ongoing Apple vs Samsung lawsuit in northern California today. Judge Lucy Koh denied a Samsung request to include the statements Steve Jobs made to biographer Walter Isaacson. Specifically (and famously), Jobs told Isaacson that “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear on this.”

Samsung contended that Jobs’ comments were a sign that Apple wasn’t actually in the case to protect its own intellectual property, but instead was using the case to attack a competitor. Samsung argued that the comments were indicative of “Apple’s bias, improper motives[,] and its lack of belief in its own claims in that they are a means to an end, namely the…

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