Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Dec 2012 14:31 UTC
Legal Lots of news about Apple vs. Samsung (and vice versa) in both the US and Europe today. In the US, judge Koh dealth two blows: one to Samsung (no retrial based on juror misconduct), the other to Apple (no permanent sales ban). In Europe, in the meantime, Samsung announced it will cease all lawsuits injunction requests against Apple... But only in Europe.
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RE: Jury qualifications?
by Alfman on Tue 18th Dec 2012 17:23 UTC in reply to "Jury qualifications?"
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I think Hogan, the foreman, was technically competent, but he certainly wasn't supposed to be educating the rest of the jury members by himself. When he explained how samsung's patents were invalid because they couldn't be interchanged on different CPU architectures (which we know is BS), and why apple's should hold, he disobeyed the court's instructions. Other jurors were interviewed after the trial and said the deliberations went much faster after applying Hogan's standards for patents.

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