Apple vs Samsung settles down as parties drop several claims
Both Apple and Samsung have dropped several claims from the case against one another, after Judge Lucy Koh informed them to do so. Apple has reduced its case to one claim from each of its asserted utility patents, its four iPhone and one iPad design patents, and its trade dress claims for those two devices. While Samsung has dropped their cases to 15 altogether from a a total of 75 and completely deleted two claims.
Both parties can later re-assert the removed claims in another lawsuit if they choose to do so.
The case date for the hearing is on July 30th, after which a real outcome may finally be achieved.