The continuing patent infringement dispute between Cupertino-based tech giant Apple and South Korean electronics firm Samsung in Australia will reportedly require the aid of a second judge, who will receive tech lessons before the July hearing.
Apple in Australia has long been accusing Samsung of infringing on its patent to develop its Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer, while Samsung has aggressively denying the accusations.
The two rivals are still filing evidence, such as affidavits from international patent and economics experts, to support their respective claims. Justice Annabelle Bennett recently hinted that the massive size of the case could require the appointment of a second judge to the case.
Bennett also admitted that she along with the new judge would receive tutorials on the technology in question in the lead up to the upcoming hearings.
Speaking on the topic, Bennett said, “With the two-judge concept, the education, even if it is redundant, is probably best for both judges. I will have had some education by then, which may need to be repeated. You can never hear things too often.”
Apple vs. Samsung patent case hearings are set to start on 23rd of July this year.