Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 18:38 UTC
Legal Well, that didn't take long. Groklaw notes several interesting inconsistencies and other issues with the jury verdict. "If it would take a lawyer three days to make sure he understood the terms in the form, how did the jury not need the time to do the same? There were 700 questions, remember, and one thing is plain, that the jury didn't take the time to avoid inconsistencies, one of which resulted in the jury casually throwing numbers around, like $2 million dollars for a nonfringement. Come on. This is farce." My favourite inconsistency: a Samsung phone with a keyboard, four buttons, and a large Samsung logo on top infringes the iPhone design patent. And yet, we were told (in the comments, on other sites) that the Samsung f700 was not prior art... Because it had a keyboard. I smell fish.
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RE: Nationalism ?
by Bobthearch on Tue 28th Aug 2012 20:42 UTC in reply to "Nationalism ?"
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Unlikely a significant factor. I know OS News has many international (Non-US) members, so here's a couple of things I'd like to point out:

- It is "common knowledge" (correct or not) that the vast majority of consumer electronics (especially Apple-branded items) are imported from China. Many Americans view China as our economic and political 'enemy'.

- Samsung has been selling consumer products in the States for decades and is generally well-regarded.

Edited 2012-08-28 20:44 UTC

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