San Jose, CA — After the final financial expert testified on behalf of Samsung after lunch , the defense rested. However, the game is not over yet. There are plenty of follow up witnesses that will be around to fill out the information docket for the jury before they receive the case early next week.
1:05PM: The first witness post-rest is Emily Kim, a former Apple Engineer who worked on the camera and photo applications. These apps, of course, help users manipulate video and share photos and video. She then describes, in a slowly clipped manner, the specifics of these applications and explains how and why code is built the way it is. More importantly, she explains the features that define the difference between states and modes, a major point in question in this trial. Apple says its iPhone and iPad OS are based on modes and that Samsung copied it.
1:15PM: Kim says she worked on the camera and photo applications and knows a lot about PC modes. She then explains to the jury once again what a mode is: an immerse state where a user can select to do one thing, like choosing a picture in a photo album and then sending the picture through email. After she goes through more iterations how the user can use the photo, and a brief cross-exam by Apple itself, her testimony ends.
Paul Dourish is next up.
1:30PM: : Paul Dourish, Ph.D., was brought in by Apple to look at the patents and determine whether they are liable for copyright infringement.
Dourish is a professor of computer sciences at UC Irvine and has been retained as an expert by Apple at $400 an hour. He has worked at Apple Research in architecture systems and user interfaces. He worked at Xerox PARC and is the Former Associate Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications Information Technology.
1:36PM: He concludes the 803 patent and its history shows it is not infringing. The processing apparatus is based on modes and therefore does not infringe. He says that for Apple products, you can only be in one mode, just like a radio with an AM-FM dial.
1:40PM: Dourish states you can only be in one mode in the smartphone business as a whole. He uses the radio station example as a mode example again. A radio can only be on an FM radio mode or an AM mode. He also uses a camera apparatus graphic in order to say that any digital cameras available today can also be seen as expanding the understanding and relations of modes. Digital cameras are some of the most well-known gadgets using single modes. Night vision, warm filters, a video function, are all used apart from the other in most cameras, meaning they are not used at the same time.
1:45PM: Dourish says Apps are different from modes as they are used to create a new function inside a hardware device. He uses iTunes as an example. He continues explaining examples like this for ten minutes.
2:03pM: Dourish is excused.
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