Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al

Filing 1442

RESPONSE to 1440 Apple's Objections to Samsung's Opening Slides by Samsung Electronics America, Inc.(a New York corporation), Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC(a Delaware limited liability company). (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Joseph Milowic III and Exhibits A-E)(Maroulis, Victoria) (Filed on 7/29/2012) Modified on 7/30/2012 linking entry to document #1440 (dhm, COURT STAFF).

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1 QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN, LLP Charles K. Verhoeven (Cal. Bar No. 170151) 2 50 California Street, 22nd Floor 3 San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 875-6600 4 Facsimile: (415) 875-6700 5 Kevin P.B. Johnson (Cal. Bar No. 177129) 6 Victoria F. Maroulis (Cal. Bar No. 202603) th 7 555 Twin Dolphin Drive 5 Floor Redwood Shores, California 94065 8 Telephone: (650) 801-5000 Facsimile: (650) 801-5100 9 Michael T. Zeller (Cal. Bar No. 196417) 10 865 S. Figueroa St., 10th Floor 11 Los Angeles, California 90017 Telephone: (213) 443-3000 12 Facsimile: (213) 443-3100 13 Attorneys for SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS 14 AMERICA, INC. and SAMSUNG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, LLC 15 16 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 17 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, SAN JOSE DIVISION 18 APPLE INC., a California corporation, Plaintiff, 19 20 CASE NO. 11-cv-01846-LHK SAMSUNG’S RESPONSES TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO SAMSUNG’S OPENING SLIDES vs. 21 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., a Korean business entity; SAMSUNG 22 ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC., a New York corporation; SAMSUNG 23 TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, 24 Defendants. 25 26 27 28 02198.51855/4880157.1 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK SAMSUNG’S RESPONSES TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO SAMSUNG’S OPENING SLIDES 1 Samsung hereby submits responses to Apple’s objections to Samsung’s opening. 2 Slides 5 and 6: The information contained in slides 5 and 6 will be introduced through 3 one or more of the following witnesses: H.S. Park, M.H. Lee, W.P. Hong, Deongseok Ryu, Jin 4 Soo Kim and Dale Sohn. 5 Slides 8 and 50: Apple objects to slide 8 based on its claims that the LG Prada was 6 released after the iPhone, and because the image of the JP’638 is allegedly misleading because it 7 does not show the side view. The Court has already made clear that the “the LG KE 750 Prada 8 may be admissible as a prior art reference under 35 U.S.C. § 102,” among other purposes, such as 9 to rebut allegations of copying. Dkt. 1267 at 3. Apple is also mistaken that the Federal 10 Circuit’s Order compels Samsung to include a side view of the JP’638. 11 Order says nothing of the sort. The Federal Circuit’s Apple is of course free to introduce the side view of the JP’638 in 12 its case and on cross. The same is true for slide 50. 13 Slide 9: Apple objects to the reference to U.S. Patent Pub. 2004/0041504 in slide 9 as 14 stricken by Judge Grewal, and irrelevant because it is allegedly not portable. But U.S. Patent 15 Pub. 2004/0041504 is not mentioned anywhere in the Proposed Order Apple submitted in 16 connection with its Motion to Strike (Dkt. 939-12), the briefs Apple filed in support of its motion 17 (Dkt. 939-3, 1054), or in Judge Grewal’s Order striking certain expert opinions. (Dkt. 1144). 18 Apple is simply wrong in its claim that U.S. Patent Pub. 2004/0041504 has been excluded from 19 this case. Moreover, Apple’s argument that Samsung may not refer to U.S. Patent Pub. 20 2004/0041504 because it is “not portable” is disproved by its own assertion that “the function of 21 tablet computers does not dictate a specific size.” (Dkt. 1136, at 11). There is no requirement 22 of “portability” to serve as a proper prior art reference for Apple’s patent on an “electronic 23 device.” Moreover, this is a factual issue for the jury to consider and not an admissibility issue. 24 Slide 10: Apple objects to Samsung’s slide 10 as presenting scaling issues, and 25 disclosing phones and mockups that are only admissible for limited purposes and that were 26 allegedly not produced for inspection. The images on slide 10 are being offered not as 27 invalidating prior art, but rather to show independent creation and to rebut allegations of copying, 28 consistent with the Court’s prior orders. 02198.51855/4880157.1 (Dkt. 1267.) The Court has rejected Apple’s efforts to Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -1SAMSUNG’S RESPONSES TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO SAMSUNG’S OPENING SLIDES 1 exclude documents showing a lack of copying so this objection is overruled. Issues of scaling 2 therefore do not have the same importance as they do in the infringement analysis. Nothing 3 prevents Samsung from showing trial exhibits in its opening simply because they may be subject 4 to a limiting order later. In addition, although Apple has not specified which models it claims 5 were not produced for inspection, photos of the models were produced during discovery, and 6 many were exhibits to the reports and declarations filed by Apple’s own experts. For example, 7 numerous images of the models Apple now complains of were produced at SAMNDCA003217078 766 on February 3, 2012, well before the close of fact discovery, and are contained in Samsung’s 9 Ex. 625 10 Slides 11-19: Apple’s objection to slides 11-19 on the ground that they contain 11 “undisclosed theories” is meritless. Samsung has argued since the inception of this case that it 12 has not copied Apple’s products, and that it independently pursues its own designs. Apple 13 cannot claim surprise now that the time has come to prove those theories using documents that 14 were timely produced to Apple. 15 undisclosed models is untrue. In addition, Apple’s argument that slides 11-15 contain Samsung timely produced photos of the models depicted in the 16 slide, and Apple does not claim otherwise, as well as the physical models it had. Like Apple, 17 Samsung did not retain all of its models going back almost a decade, but where it did not, 18 Samsung timely produced images of them. 19 Slides 20-22: Apple’s argues that slides 20-22 are misleading because they “wash out” 20 detail on the side of the “Sony” phone. The image of the “Sony” CAD drawing depicted in the 21 slide was taken from Apple’s own documents. As to Apple’s additional objections based on its 22 alleged motion to enforce, Apple’s argument fails for reasons stated in Samsung’s pleadings 23 Slides 24, 30, 31, 58, 63, 78 and 167: Even though Apple itself has included numerous 24 deposition excerpts in its opening slides, including video of depositions, Apple objects to 25 Samsung’s use of deposition testimony in Slide Nos. 24, 30, 31, 38-40, 58, 63, 78 and 167. The 26 testimony Samsung seeks to use in its slides will be coming in during the trial regardless of 27 whether Apple’s witnesses testify live or by deposition. If they testify live, their testimony will 28 either be consistent with their prior sworn testimony in Samsung’s slides, or they will be 02198.51855/4880157.1 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -2SAMSUNG’S RESPONSES TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO SAMSUNG’S OPENING SLIDES 1 impeached with that testimony if their testimony is inconsistent with their prior testimony. Either 2 way, the statements in Samsung’s slides will be part of this trial, so there is no reason they should 3 not be used in opening statements. Indeed, courts that have considered this issue have permitted 4 written deposition testimony to be used in opening statements. See, e.g., MBI Acquisition 5 Partners, L.P. v. Chronicle Pub. Co., 2002 WL 32349903, at *1 (W.D.Wis. Oct. 2, 2002). 6 Moreover, Apple’s position – that Apple should be allowed to use deposition testimony 7 while Samsung should not – is fundamentally unfair and would prejudice Samsung’s trial 8 presentation from the very start. Apple has argued that its position is justified because its 9 witnesses are available for trial. Even if true, Apple should not be handed the tremendous 10 advantage of being the only party that can use deposition testimony in opening statements. 11 Apple’s objections to slide 24 are also baseless for the additional reason that these 12 witnesses are managing agents. 13 of Apple. 14 Moreover, Greg Joswiak testified as a 30(b)(6) witness on behalf (See Milowic Dec., Ex. E.) Slides 25 and 26: Apple objects to the use of the word “regularly” in the headings, but 15 evidence will show that Apple frequently reviews its competitors’ products. 16 Slide 29: Apple’s claim that slide 29 is objectionable because it features a document that 17 was produced after discovery and includes a purportedly “undisclosed theory” is misleading. 18 The document featured in the slide is Apple’s own publicly-available application for a trademark 19 on its “home” button. That document was in Apple’s possession. Apple failed to produce it 20 even though it was responsive to a number of Samsung’s document requests. Samsung was 21 forced to obtain the document itself, and produced it to Apple during discovery in the ITC 22 investigation. After producing the document to Apple, Samsung used it in depositions of 23 Apple’s expert witnesses. 24 Apple never objected on timeliness grounds. Slides 38-40: Apple claims that slides 38-40 are improper because lack of confusion is 25 irrelevant to a trade dress dilution claim. Lack of confusion bears on the statutory factor of 26 association and is relevant to a lack of willfulness or bad intent, as well as Samsung’s other claims 27 and defenses, such as to rebutting Apple’s claim that Samsung’s products look deceptively similar 28 to Apple’s. 02198.51855/4880157.1 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -3SAMSUNG’S RESPONSES TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO SAMSUNG’S OPENING SLIDES 1 Slides 41 and 42: 2 begins is unsupported. Apple’s argument that the marketplace is irrelevant once dilution To the extent that Apple is claiming liability and seeking damages based 3 on allegedly ongoing dilution, evidence of lack of distinctiveness throughout that relevant period 4 is probative and admissible to rebut Apple’s allegations. 5 Slide 48: Samsung should be allowed to communicate this Court’s holding with respect 6 to the test for design patent infringement. The Court has repeatedly noted that the Gorham test 7 for design patent infringement established by the U.S. Supreme Court over a century ago is the 8 controlling standard. (See Dkt. 1425; see also Dkt. 449, at 10-11.) There is no basis to prevent 9 Samsung from communicating that standard to the jury. 10 Slide 49: Apple objects to Samsung’s slide excerpting the language from the Supreme 11 Court’s decision in Gorham, but does not challenge the relevance of that decision to this case, or 12 the accuracy of Samsung’s excerpt. 13 Slide 51: Apple incorrectly claims that the non-infringement theory reflected in slide 51 14 was “undisclosed” and has been stricken. Samsung’s expert Robert Anders did not proffer this 15 opinion, and it was not a subject of Apple’s Motion to Strike or Judge Grewal’s Order. This 16 evidence of non-infringement will be put on by Samsung’s witnesses, or on cross-examination. 17 Slide 60: Samsung’s slide shows one figure of the D’305 patent in black and white, and 18 the other in color, just as the design is shown in the patent. 19 Slide 77: Apple claims that slide 77 is misleading because it compares Samsung’s 20 Galaxy Tab in landscape view (i.e., its natural orientation) with figure 9 of the D’889 patent, in 21 which the patent is shown in a portrait orientation. 22 Samsung’s opening. 23 That is no basis to strike a portion of Apple’s remedy is to use other comparisons. Slide 86: Apple objects to Slide 86 as not being supported by the exhibit, but it included 24 a typographical error. It should cite to Exhibit 548, which is evidence relating to the MERL 25 DiamondTouch prior art touch screen. 26 running the Mandelbrot application. The video is a demonstrative video of the touch screen Apple’s objection that this specific piece of evidence is not 27 in Samsung’s invalidity contentions is unclear and meritless. 28 relitigate an issue it already lost before Judge Grewal. 02198.51855/4880157.1 Apple appears to be attempting to (Dkt. No. 1144.) Whether or not that is Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -4SAMSUNG’S RESPONSES TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO SAMSUNG’S OPENING SLIDES 1 true, Apple’s argument fails. Earlier in the case, Apple moved to strike expert testimony with 2 respect to an invalidity theory based on the Mandelbrot prior art (also called FractalZoom). 3 Samsung opposed Apple’s motion as to invalidity theories based on three references: the 4 Mandelbrot, DTLens, and DTMouse applications. (Apple’s Reply, Dkt. No. 1054 at 1.) Because 5 Apple dropped its dependent claims, Samsung did not oppose the remainder of Apple’s motion. 6 (Samsung Opposition, Dkt. No. 1000 at 2-4.) In his Order, Judge Grewal denied Apple’s motion 7 as to the Mandelbrot invalidity theory and evidence supporting it. (Dkt. No. 1144 at 3.) 8 Consequently, Samsung should not be precluded from presenting that invalidity theory or 9 evidence supporting it at trial, including a video and other evidence demonstrating that 10 Mandelbrot/FractalZoom invalidates the ‘915 patent. 11 12 art. Slide 92: There are no statements in the Han video that are being offered for the truth of the matter 13 asserted. 14 In Slide 92, Apple objects to the Han video as hearsay regarding the state of the Instead, the Han video will be offered as a demonstration of Mr. Han’s prior art device. Slide 97: There is nothing inaccurate about the statement in Slide 97 Apple is objecting 15 to because, as Apple observes, the provisional application for the Microsoft patent was filed on the 16 identified date. The Microsoft patent issued from this provisional application. Moreover, the 17 relevant disclosure from the Microsoft patent was in the provisional application. 18 Slides 107-109: 19 filed. However, the filing date of the ’381 patent is December 14, 2007. In Slides 107-109, Apple first objects to the date the ’381 patent was Apple next objects 20 that Samsung’s expert does not rely on the January 2005 version of Tablecloth. The basis for 21 this objection is unclear, as Samsung’s expert, Dr. van Dam relies on the January 2005 version of 22 Tablecloth. (See Expert Report of van Dam, dated March 22, 2012.) 23 hearsay objection. Apple next asserts a The exhibit and citations in slides 107-109 are not hearsay. The article has 24 valid, non-hearsay purposes, such as establishing the prior art dates, and Exhibit 696 was authored 25 by Dr. Forlines who will testify as to the facts contained on slide 108. 26 Slides 125 and 134: Apple objects to slides 125 and 134, which relate to the deposition 27 of Intel, on the grounds that the depositions occurred after the close of fact discovery. Because 28 02198.51855/4880157.1 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -5SAMSUNG’S RESPONSES TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO SAMSUNG’S OPENING SLIDES 1 Apple stipulated that the deposition would take place out of time, Apple’s objection should be 2 overruled. 3 The Court ruled that depositions taken after the discovery cutoff would be allowable “to 4 the extent that any deposition or discovery was allowed by Judge Grewal or the parties stipulated 5 to allowing that discovery to happen after the fact discovery cut off . . . .” R.T., 7/18/12 at 34:216 35:8. The parties agreed to take the Intel deposition after the close of discovery. On March 1, 7 2012, Intel indicated that its witnesses would be available for deposition in Germany on March 98 15, 2012.1 9 B). (Milowic Dec., at Ex. A). Samsung immediately told Apple. (Milowic Dec., Ex. On March 6, 2012, just 2 days before the close of discovery, Apple’s counsel emailed 10 indicating that Apple would serve its own subpoena on Intel (which it did) and that Apple’s 11 deposition of Intel “will proceed on these same dates.” (Id.)2 In the same email, Apple also 12 demanded equal questioning time of the Intel witnesses. After Intel temporarily (Id.) 13 postponed the deposition, on March 16, 2012—eight days after the close of fact discovery—Apple 14 once again demanded equal questioning time at the deposition and even offered to host the 15 deposition at its counsels’ offices in Brussels. 16 place at Apple’s counsel’s office. 17 and lodged no objections. (Milowic Dec., Ex. D.) The deposition took Apple participated in the deposition, questioned the witnesses, (Milowic Dec., at ¶ 6.) Apple reiterated on the record that it was 18 “entitled” to half of the deposition time. (Milowic Dec., at ¶ 7). Apple’s actions prove that it 19 agreed to, and participated in, the Intel deposition. 20 The Intel testimony concerns the chips at the heart of the accused functionality in Apple’s 21 products. Both Apple’s and Samsung’s experts relied on the testimony in reaching their 22 opinions. Apple’s gamesmanship would preclude the jury from considering a full record on 23 Samsung’s claim. Apple’s objection should be rejected. 24 25 1 Samsung subpoenaed Intel in December 2011, over 3 months before the close of fact discovery and worked with Intel to craft a protective order satisfactory to Intel. 2 27 Apple subpoenaed Intel on March 6, 2012 seeking a deposition in Germany for March 8, 2012 “or another date agreed upon by the parties.” (Milowic Dec., Ex. D.) 28 26 02198.51855/4880157.1 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -6SAMSUNG’S RESPONSES TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO SAMSUNG’S OPENING SLIDES 1 Slide 136: Samsung will revise the text in this slide to read, “Samsung’s Disclosure of 2 and Offer to License Its Standard Essential Patents.” 3 Slide 140: Apple objects to slide 140 as irrelevant, misleading, and discussing a patent 4 that is not in the litigation. None of these objections has merit. Slide 140 sets forth Apple’s 5 responses to request for admission to address Apple’s contentions that Samsung breached its 6 obligations to ETSI by untimely disclosing its patents. The admissions are relevant because they 7 demonstrate that Apple’s practices with respect to the disclosure of its IPR do not accord with the 8 standard to which it holds Samsung. See Qualcomm Inc. v. Broadcom Corp., 548 F. 3d 1004, 9 1020 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (assessing scope of duty created by standard setting organization by noting 10 conduct of members). Because Apple does not allege infringement of any standards essential 11 patents in this litigation, Samsung must necessarily refer to non-asserted patents to describe such 12 conduct. The Court has not barred introducing such evidence regarding non-asserted patents. 13 Finally, the slide consists of Apple’s own admissions and is not misleading. 14 Slides 144, 145 and 153: Apple incorrectly objects to slides 144, 145, and 153 for 15 allegedly suggesting that Samsung practices the technologies claimed by its ‘460 and ‘893 patents. 16 The slides depict a generic device performing the claimed functions of the ‘460 and ‘893 patents. 17 They do not make any claim that Samsung practices the claimed technologies. Rather, they refer 18 to the asserted claims of the ‘893 and ‘460 patents, and illustrate each element of these claims. 19 Slide 159: Apple objects to the third bullet point on Slide 159 as false and misleading. 20 The third bullet point states: “The Patent Office rejected invalidity arguments now made by 21 Apple.” This statement is true. During the prosecution of the ‘711 patent, Samsung overcame 22 the Patent Office’s assertion that the Sony K750 device was invalidating prior art. (See TX 1067 23 at APLNDC-WH-A0000016941 and APLNDC-WH-A0000016969, and TX 1071). 24 Furthermore, also during prosecution of the ‘711 patent, Samsung disclosed to the Patent Office 25 another reference on Apple’s trial exhibit list as prior art to the ‘711 patent—the Miyasaka 26 reference—and sought to distinguish the claimed invention from the Miyasaka reference. 27 TX 1067-68 at APLNDC-WH-A 0000016846). (See Although both the Sony K750 device and the 28 Miyasaka reference were properly before the Patent Office, the ‘711 patent issued. 02198.51855/4880157.1 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -7SAMSUNG’S RESPONSES TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO SAMSUNG’S OPENING SLIDES 1 Slide 162: This slide does not cite DX 592 “misleadingly.” Slide 162 cites data taken 2 directly from Apple’s own document. 3 Slide 164: Slide 164 summarizes evidence that will be presented to rebut Apple’s 4 allegations that it is entitled to lost profits or trade dress damages, and is further relevant to the 5 amount of reasonable royalty. The existence of factors other than the patented features that are 6 considered in buyers’ choices shows that Apple cannot prove its patented or trade dress features 7 drive demand. Samsung will present evidence from Apple documents identifying these as 8 important factors in choosing to buy. See, e.g., TX572 at 2007634 (large screen / operating 9 system / brand / turn-by-turn GPS navigation / game apps); ‘681 (easy to use); ‘689 (carrier / 10 brand / large screen / market for apps / turn-by-turn GPS navigation). 11 supported by trial testimony from Art Rangel and/or Eric Jue. 12 Terry Musika will support these factors. 13 carrier, operating system”). This slide will be Also, testimony of Apple’s expert See Musika Depo. Tr. at 34:20-35:17 (“Brand, price, Apple’s reference to apportionment is a red-herring. This evidence 14 will be used to rebut Apple’s allegations that its patented or trade dress features drive demand. 15 Slides 165 and 166: Slides 165 and 166 properly use the word “essential” to describe 16 Samsung’s declared-essential patents. Samsung is not obligated to characterize its own patents 17 in the way that Apple would prefer to characterize them, namely as “FRAND” patents. 18 Moreover, Apple cannot complain that these patents are characterized as “essential” while at the 19 same time telling the jury that these patents are subject to unenforceability and antitrust defenses 20 premised on that very characterization. Samsung will present testimony from its experts, 21 including Dr. Tim A. Williams, that certain of its patents are declared essential to the UMTS 22 standard. Slides 165 and 166 also describe Samsung’s other patents, as well as Apple’s patents 23 as “non-essential.” There is no dispute about the accuracy of this description. Samsung does 24 not contend that its feature patents are essential to the functioning of products, and Apple does not 25 contend that its patents are essential to the functioning or appearance of products. Finally, 26 Samsung will change 166 to “Apple asserts no essential patents.” 27 Slide 168: Apple’s objection to this testimony from its expert is meritless because it 28 claims that the patents-in-suit are embodied by several iPhone models. 02198.51855/4880157.1 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -8SAMSUNG’S RESPONSES TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO SAMSUNG’S OPENING SLIDES 1 DATED: 2 3 4 5 6 7 July 29, 2012 QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN, LLP By /s/ Victoria F. Maroulis Charles K. Verhoeven Victoria F. Maroulis Kevin P.B. Johnson Michael T. Zeller Attorneys for SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC., and SAMSUNG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, LLC 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 02198.51855/4880157.1 Case No. 11-cv-01846-LHK -9SAMSUNG’S RESPONSES TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO SAMSUNG’S OPENING SLIDES

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