Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2012 10:43 UTC
Legal "This is in the believe it or not category, but the foreman in the Apple v Samsung trial is still talking about the verdict and why the jurors did what they did. And the more he talks, the worse it gets for that verdict. Gizmodo asked him to sit today for live questions. And believe it or not, he did it. And when asked if the jury was ever asking whether or not a patent should have issued, he claims that they never did because that wasn't their role and the judge told them to assume the patents issued properly and not to second guess that determination. That is so wrong it's not even just wrong. The verdict form and the jury instructions specifically asked them to address that very question." Together with the earlier reports, it's quite clear by now this jury messed up completely. If a device with a keyboard can be found to infringe iPhone design patents, then everything can. This verdict should be flushed down the crapper.
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Flush down the crapper :)
by bryhhh on Wed 5th Sep 2012 12:44 UTC
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+1 for "Flush down the crapper" ;)

I've been an Apple customer for many years now and have purchased a sizeable quantity of their products in that time. I've never bought a Samsung/Android device, and didn't really have any desire to, until about a year ago when I became aware of Apple exploiting the broken patent system. The more and more I hear news relating to Apple and their abuse of the patent system, the more I'm growing to despise them. I'm not in need of refreshing any of my existing tech, at the moment, but if I was, right now I'd be purposely avoiding anything from Apple.

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