The judge who came up with the bizarre idea of forcing Apple to apologise on the front page of its website after a court battle with Samsung went wrong has a new job, working for… Samsung.
According to research by patent law expert Florian Mueller, Rt Hon Professor Sir Robin Jacob was one of the judges to rule in Samsung’s favour in the original Samsung/Apple apology case. Jacob’s name has now popped up as one of the patent experts quoted in Samsung’s current battle with Ericsson over other new patent issues, which means he’s now being paid by the tech giant he once ruled in favour of.
A slightly dodgy situation, but it’s presumably one which, being a legal expert himself, doesn’t actually break any rules. [FOSS Patents]