Judge Koh in the Samsung versus Apple trial has ruled against Samsung’s request that there are too many photos of Apple’s late co-founder and CEO featured in the opening slides of Apple’s case.
She ruled that because each of the images of Steve Jobs "is relevant to Apple’s iPhone design patent and trade dress claims and is not unduly prejudicial," writes Foss Patents.
Samsung objected to images of Steve Jobs appearing in Slide Nos. 6, 7, 12, 16, and 29 of Apple's Opening Presentation. The company claimed: “These gratuitous images have no evidentiary value and have been asserted in order to turn the trial into the popularity contest that the Court prohibited”.
Samsung was basing its request on a previous ruling that "Evidence related to Steve Jobs will generally be excluded unless it is specifically relevant to the IP rights at issue in the case, although the Court will make that determination on a case-by-case basis," notes Foss Patents.