The others being the previous Apple vs. Samsung trials and the ones that may still be to come.
Should you have been unaccountably incarcerated in a deep eyrie for the last few years, you may not know that these two great companies have been constantly fighting over who copied what from whom and who had the patent on some tiny part or rounded corner first.
After all, most jurors will likely have one phone or the other. Or even both, if they lead a corporate or double life. Moreover, even though the case surrounds phones of yore, the design principles haven't changed that much over the years.
iPhones 6, 7 and 8 largely looked the same, didn't they?
I don't want to get into the finer legal niceties. You're surely far better than me at that.
Instead, I'd prefer to clarify why it's always been easy to tell the difference between Cupertino's creations and Seoul's.
The iPhone was always a little on the cool side.
It was something of limited proportions and desperate not to appear to flashy. Just flashy enough, you understand.
It enjoyed the design purity of Prada, rather than they garishness of Gucci.
When it came out, it began to incite envy because, well, people adored it and it made vast amounts of money. Who's not envious of that?
Even though most technologically inclined types believed the iPhone was a pretty toy for halfwits.
When Samsung managed to channel its envy into creativity, it didn't produce simple iPhone clones. Really, it didn't.
Instead, it offered a two-pronged attack. One, be bigger and shinier. Two, mock the living daylights out of those risible too-cool-for-schooler Cupertinians.
Each prong was equally effective. The former made Samsung phones look different. The latter managed to make Apple fanpersons seem like sheep, with a greater need for belonging than a mind for discernment.
My hope was that she wanted them to pass the word along that there was really nothing to see here. Even if Apple had won, so very near its hometown.
It's little different in your case, dear jurors. You know, because you've lived with this my-phone's-better-than-yours nonsense for a long time, that it's easy to tell the difference between an iPhone and a Samsung phone.
The iPhone's the one that you see slightly more often on TV held by beautiful people and the Galaxy's the shinier one that gets its software updated around once every new iPhone release.
Or, in Samsung's view, the iPhone's the one that's copied everything Samsung did for the last 10 years.
Send a message to these companies to stop with all this patent absurdity.
Award Apple a meal for ten at Manresa in Los Gatos and Tim Cook a guest appearance as a patent attorney on "Silicon Valley" and tell them to just stop.
Do it, most of all, for Judge Lucy Koh.
If you think you're suffering through this trial and its lawerly preening and posturing, just think what she's going through.