Judge orders Apple, Samsung to trim 2014 patent spat | Apple - CNET News. And you thought that the patent battles between Apple and Samsung were over, after last year's big jury verdict? Not so fast, youngster. We will all be very old before this winds down. Another big trial with different patents and different devices is scheduled for 2014, and the Judge (same one) who presided over the first trial will also be handling this one. And Judge Koh has again told both companies to trim the issues for trial, and has counseled them to settle or compromise as many issues as possible. That would be none, of course. I will be writing about this from the nursing home, and, in my confused mental state will probably be able to make more sense of it then.