Thursday, February 28, 2013

UK judge that shamed Apple now works for Samsung

The judge that ruled against Apple in an Apple vs Samsung case now has a job with Samsung. The Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob had the crazy idea of publicly shaming Apple by making them post a public apology to Samsung on their web site. Well he now works for Samsung as a patent expert in Samsung`s court battle against Ericsson. Even though it does not break any rules you got admit it just looks dirty.

FOSSpatents reports:

"The judge who gave the first opinion for the appeals court (as you can see at the start of the published decision) was The Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob. As Wikipedia explains, he "retired from the Court of Appeal in March 2011" to become a professor, but under Section 9 of the Senior Courts Act 1981, ex-judges can still be invited to sit on the bench. On that basis, Sir Robin Jacob handled the Samsung v. Apple case that made headline news around the world because it appeared that Apple filed frivolous lawsuits (which is not true). In a ruling on Apple's first attempt to comply with the publicity order, Sir Robin Jacob even noted a "lack of integrity"."

lack of integrity, check

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