Dan Levine for Reuters:
A U.S. judge on Wednesday approved Apple Inc’s request to bar disparaging statements by Steve Jobs about Google’s Android operating system from an upcoming patent trial against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.
At times, Jobs was openly hostile about Android because of his belief that it infringed on iOS. He said he’d go “thermonuclear war” on Google. Samsung claimed these remarks speak to bias on Apple’s part. The judge disagreed, saying that Steve Jobs wasn’t on trial.