A California judge has ruled that a suit between Apple and Samsung over allegations that Samsung violated intellectual property surrounding Apple’s Siri virtual assistant can proceed.
Judge Lucy Koh, who presided over last summer’s massive Apple v. Samsung trial, refused to suspend the case but ordered both parties to significantly “streamline” their claims.
Patent blogger Florian Moss believes these streamlined claims, which put ceilings on the number of infringing products a company can bring up against another, puts Apple at an unfair advantage.
“Giving each party the right to accuse 25 products (which sounds like a lot, but there will have to be some further narrowing as you can see in the next bullet point) means that Apple is left without a remedy for many of the alleged infringements, while Samsung can attack Apple’s whole range of products with its counterclaims,” Mr. Moss blogs.
The trial is scheduled to begin March 2014.