Trial Expedited In Apple’s IP Fight With Samsung

Law360, San Diego (August 26, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. on Thursday won a bid for an expedited trial in its suit in California federal court alleging Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s smartphones and tablet computers infringe patents covering its iPhone and iPad — the same day that Apple's co-counsel Bridges & Mavrakakis withdrew from the case.

Following a case management conference, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh cleared the way for an expedited trial to begin on July 30, 2012, about six months later than the date Apple requested.

Apple, which filed suit in April,...
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