apple vs samsung Attorney finds out shes not licensed to represent Samsung

Another twist has arisen in the Apple vs. Samsung case, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the patents or evidences in question.  Apparently, one of Samsung’s lawyers did not have the proper license to represent the South Korean firm.

20120810 susanestrich Attorney finds out shes not licensed to represent Samsung

Another twist has arisen in the Apple vs. Samsung case, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the patents or evidences in question.  Apparently, one of Samsung’s lawyers did not have the proper license to represent the South Korean firm. 

Prior to the trial, Judge Lucy Koh ordered that “all trial lawyers must make appearances in this case and must be admitted in this district.”  Susan Estrich, one of Samsung’s lawyers, is an abled lawyer, but she wasn’t licensed to practice law in the District Court of Northern California. 

Estrich thought that she was admitted to the Northern California district since 1986 when she joined her employing law firm.  However, it recently became known to her and the public that Estrich was only licensed to practice in the Central District of California. 

The semi-unlicensed attorney immediately applied to practice in the District Court of Northern California, and was admitted to do so.  Estrich, a law professor at the University of Southern California and a Fox News Commentator, will continue to represent Samsung despite the slight bump in the road. 

In regards to the status of the trial, Apple is currently making the case that Samsung violated the “bounce back” patent, which covers the iPhone’s and iPad’s reaction when scrolling through electronic documents.  ‘Experts’ such as college professors from various parts of the globe are called upon by both firms to make testimonies as to whether or not Apple’s patents are infringed by Samsung.

Source: Apple Insider