Further to our coverage of the ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation, Apple filed a motion for preliminary injunction on July 1, 2011. Apple also filed motions for an expedited trial and for shortening the time for the briefing process in the expedited trial.
On July 12, 2011, Judge Lucy Koh denied the motion to shorten time. However, the motion for preliminary injunction and motion for an expedited trial are still pending.
From the order of July 12, 2011:
"The Court agrees that Apple has not established substantial harm or prejudice justifying a shortened briefing and hearing schedule for its Motion to Expedite."
Further, "Apple indicated at the May 12, 2011 hearing that it had been aware of its infringement claims for at least a year and engaged in negotiations with Samsung during that time.... The Court agrees with Samsung that the length of time Apple has been aware of its claims and the long history of infringement alleged in the complaint undermine Apple's claims of urgency to some extent."