Apple-Samsung Trial, Day 10, UCLA EECS Professor Mani Srivastava Testifies


San Jose CA — Mani Srivastava, PhD Professor at UCLA department is now in court to bust another of Apple’s patents, this time the 460 (No. 7,577,460) U.S. patent. The claims of the patent describes the use of an email program that is allowed to send pictures from a phone, and to scroll through image galleries.

4:00PM: Srivastava describes his work and educational experience: Early work with AT&T/Lucent technologies, won the Bell Laboratories Research award, has written 250+ technical papers in journals and conferences. He is also an IEEE fellow and Editor-in-Chief (2008-2010) of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. He owns five issued patents on wireless and mobile systems.

4:10PM: We dig into the world of modes one more time. Attorney: Can a device have more than one mode at once? Srivastava says no. Reasons why he believes Apple products are incapable of performing the steps in a duplicating manner is because Apple products organize their information in a new way than other phones, in a substantially different way.

4:12PM: He says similar-seeming applications often work differently across separate hardware devices, and says it is difficult to determine copying and damages as a result. Even a simple app, he says, almost always behaves differently depending on the type of hardware it uses. This is the entree into the (non-surprising) reveal that Apple’s phones, including the iPhone and iPhone 4G, infringed on Samsung’s patent issued in the late 1990s (1999, to be specific).

4:16PM: Srivastava looks at other specific prior art regarding this patent. He says the ‘information communication device” in Apple iPhone patent can be seen in other, earlier products.

4:17PM: Cross examination begins and it’s a short one once again. Nothing substantially new here.

4:30PM: Srivastava ends his testimony.


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