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[4]: Corrupt Court
by Alfman on Tue 18th Dec 2012 18:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Corrupt Court"
Alfman
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Yes I read what the judge had to say. But there were obviously some lies of omission about the earlier lawsuit, and more lies that would pan out in the course of the trial and would have been difficult to spot at the outset.

This judge said the court has no choice but to assume jurors will carefully follow their instructions. The deliberation process is protected such that all evidence from deliberations must be thrown out even when instructions were not followed. Maybe from a legal standpoint, the judge's hands are tied? (I doubt it, but I guess it's possible).

From a moral standpoint it's a perversion of justice that a member of the jury can intentionally lead others to apply faulty standards of patent law to send a message. Add that to his voir dire deceptions.

This is an extraordinary case. As I said before, even if you are pro-apple on the matter, hopefully you don't justify the jury practices that went on during this trial. I guess maybe to some, the ends will justify the means.

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