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(Ars Technica)   "Your honor, first of all, I'm not smoking crack," said Apple lawyer Bill Lee   (arstechnica.com) divider line 58
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2012-08-17 08:47:12 AM  

steamingpile: Also, their statement sounds very much like a smart ass statement directed to the judge, if you really want a case to go your way then you do not piss off the judge.


Granted, but the implication that you're abusing illegal drugs has no place in a professional environment, like a courtroom. Especially when that's not germane to the case.

Witty rejoinder, IMHO. Judges might as well be gods in their courtroom but they would do well to act a little bit less like it.
 
2012-08-17 09:18:50 AM  
I would have said: "Smoke less crack."
 
2012-08-17 10:21:47 AM  
The judge should throw the case out, declare the entirety of both company's patent libraries public domain, and force their attorneys to publicly f**k the horse they rode in on.
 
2012-08-17 11:27:21 AM  

KaiserRoll: Smoking Crack would be an awful native american name.


But "Lawyers Smoking Crack" would be a great band name.
 
2012-08-17 12:59:13 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Warlordtrooper: BarkingUnicorn: This does not seem like appropriate judicial temperament.

Given the asinine state of our current IP laws. This judge is far more restrained that I could ever possibly be.

Copyright and patent law in the US is *seriously* farked up, thanks to the Job Creators (TM) wanting it that way, the better to crush anyone who might conceivably compete with them.


That is why we only have 1 phone company, 1 computer company, 1 tv company, etc.
 
2012-08-17 01:58:28 PM  

TsukasaK: steamingpile: Also, their statement sounds very much like a smart ass statement directed to the judge, if you really want a case to go your way then you do not piss off the judge.

Granted, but the implication that you're abusing illegal drugs has no place in a professional environment, like a courtroom. Especially when that's not germane to the case.

Witty rejoinder, IMHO. Judges might as well be gods in their courtroom but they would do well to act a little bit less like it.



"Are you smoking crack?" is not genuinely an implication that that the insulted party is actually an abuser of illegal drugs any more than "Are you crazy?" is genuinely asking if the other person is actually non compos mentis. It's a rhetorical question asked by a judge whose patience was being severely tested by that attorney (and by the other one for that matter).

Still, there was value in responding to it in the negative if only to dot the 'i's and cross the 't's on the record.
 
2012-08-17 11:32:43 PM  

mauricecano: BarkingUnicorn: This does not seem like appropriate judicial temperament.

Actually she seemed quite restrained, I've seen plenty of judges go off for much less and she has every right to be angry with what Apple pulled. They should have filed those weeks ago.


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2012-08-17 11:38:42 PM  

Mikey1969: We're the ones who suffer, both the the slobbering iFans, who can't wait to throw their 1 year old iDevice in the trash to spend even more on one with less buttons or more blinking lights than the previous model, and those of us who DON'T want to buy this shiat, but can't find a product because everyone's afraid Apple will drag them into court for the next 50 years.


I just replaced my PPC tower. Bought it in 05. It served me well those years.
 
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