The best part of the entire Apple-Samsung patent war has been Federal Judge Lucy Koh. She’s a smaller woman with straight, silk black hair, but she manages to make some of the wealthiest lawyers and highest level executives bow down.
She’s an Alpha, and not without a touch of humor, either.
In fact, today she asked Apple’s attorney if he was smoking crack. At least, that’s what this tweet from NYT writer Nick Wingfield says.
Apple’s attorney responded with, “Your Honor, I’m not smoking crack.”
Judge Koh just accused Apple’s attorneys of “smoking crack.” “You’re Honor, I’m not smoking crack,” an Apple attny responded in earnest.
— Nick Wingfield (@nickwingfield) August 16, 2012
Apparently Koh was bothered by how long the witness list is, considering that both sides only have 25 hours each to argue their case.
To be clear, this type of comment isn’t out of the ordinary for Koh. She’s been frustrated right from the start at the intricacy and length of the trial, and it seems as though she feels its a relatively huge waste of tax dollars considering that both companies seem more interested in continuing litigation than a conclusion.
Back in June of last year, when this trial was in its preliminary stages, the Judge asked if Apple and Samsung brass couldn’t get together for a little chat.
Can’t we all just get along here? I’ll send you with a box of chocolates, whatever.