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Supporting Samsung (In this case)
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, December 12 2012 @ 05:50 PM EST
Unfortunately that isn't the case, if you go back through the records of the
trial you will find that the Judge does indeed seem to be biased. Go back
through the articles on the trial PJ has posted, check the actual filings.
Indeed this specific article does not actually show any bias on the judge's,
that is because the area you are talking about is nothing more then a short
update on the case really, the reference of adding it to the list of denials is
a reference to things explained in previous articles.

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Supporting Samsung (In this case)
Authored by: Gringo_ on Wednesday, December 12 2012 @ 06:56 PM EST

it is common to seal confidential information regarding competitive business practices in civil litigation. This is unsurprising.

Of course it is. Of course companies like HTC, who have nothing to do with Apple vs Samsung, should have a right to protect their interests. However, PJ pointed out a very unusual concern, maybe never before considered. Who would have thunk it? Just when we all might think HTC's agreement with Apple has every right to be protected, PJ interjects with a valid, public concern. Not only a concern in the HTC question here, but in general. Pj asks, "Suppose these patent deals are illegal under the GPL?

Wow - what a question! Now, maybe for the first time, we are confronted with this. Where we maybe thought before these corporations have every right to privacy in these agreements, suddenly this question - maybe the public has a right to an answer?

I don't know if they do or if they don't, but PJ has raised an interesting question. Suppose others have "secret deals" like HTC & Apple. And just suppose those deals compromise the sanctity of the GPL? Maybe even innocently, like it never occurred to these companies? We all needs to consider this, especially the parties involved in these agreements. For sure these companies making these agreements don't want to end up on the wrong side of the law.

By simply raising this issue, PJ had renedered a service to all parties.

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