SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Nearly half an hour before the jury even stepped into the room, tension was in the air.
Both Apple and Samsung, who are in the beginning phases of a month-long patent trial here, were awaiting a decision on what U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh would do about a spat between the two companies stemming from excluded evidence Samsung sent out to press. Apple had drawn concern about the issue, saying it might taint the jury.
Koh put that to rest this morning. She dismissed Apple's request to punish Samsung's attorneys and instead brought … Read more