Apple‘s relentless attempts to seemingly try and get the handsets of all rival manufacturers banned everywhere in the world have hit a major setback, as the judge presiding over the case has too tight a schedule to oversee the trial before the Samsung Galaxy S3‘s 21 June US release date.
The irony of this setback is that the judge in question, Judge Lucy Koh, can’t preside over the case due to another high-stakes lawsuit that Apple has brought against Samsung. The phrase ‘hoisted by their own petard’ springs to mind.
The delay comes in the wake of Judge Richard Posner cancelling the lawsuit that Apple brought against Motorola Mobility, which has itself recently been bought by Google in a $13 billion takeover.
An Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet insisted that Google were in the wrong for blatantly copying Apple’s devices, while Google’s Jim Prosser said that the wave of recent patent-related lawsuits was due to the vast amount of overly vague patents out there.
Indeed, Apple aren’t the only phone-related company taking action against their rivals. Nokia have also been on the attack, and it’s just last month that Oracle came away empty-handed after trying to claim damages against Google of up to $6 billion.