If it gets its way, the jury will hear no talk of Apple waging thermonuclear war on Android
FORTUNE — FOSS Patents‘ Florian Mueller has been reading through the motions Apple AAPL and Samsung filed in advance of their upcoming patent trial in the Northern District of California and has come across a few interesting tidbits.
Both sides want to exclude some of the things that have been written about them.
Samsung doesn’t want the jury to hear anything from “Apple related blogs, and articles by non-expert newspaper reporters, regarding any assessment of Apple and Samsung and/or their products.” It also wants to exclude testimony from Apple’s expert on consumer decision making, Sanjay Sood, who — using a familiar Apple trope — described the company as having design in its DNA.
Apple goes even further. It wants to exclude any “argument or evidence regarding statements attributed to Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson in his biography.”
That’s a lot of evidence — 656 pages worth, if you count the whole thing. And it means the jury will not hear — if they haven’t already — the most explosive thing Jobs ever said on the record about Google’s GOOG Android, the operating system in Samsung’s smartphones and the issue at the heart of the case:
How much fun will this trial be if the judge agrees to exclude that?