Apple, Samsung IP Claims Could Use Another Trim, Judge Says

Law360, New York (May 11, 2012, 4:56 PM EDT) -- The California federal judge overseeing Apple Inc.'s patent and trade dress suit accusing Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. of copying the iPhone and iPad said Thursday that the case should be narrowed further, even though both sides have already agreed to pare their claims.

Apple and Samsung filed statements Monday identifying the claims they plan to take to trial July 30 and saying they had reined in their allegations. U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh said that while she appreciated the parties' efforts, the case appeared to need further trimming. She gave Apple and Samsung until May 21 to file short statements...

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