Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 07:50 UTC
Legal "After weeks of witnesses, prototypes, and one last failed settlement talk, it came down to this: Apple and Samsung's closing arguments in what is very likely the tech trial of the century. The day saw both sides landing heavy blows before sending the case off to the jury - where anything can happen." The jury has to contend with 109 (!) pages of instructions and a verdict form consisting of whopping 22 pages with over 700 (!) verdicts to make - and they have to be unanimous. This is beyond ridiculous, bordering on the clinically insane. With several options for appeal still open, there is nothing to be gained from this. It's a circus.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 11:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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I'm no legal person, but my feeling says if you do a trail by jury you want to know what the ordinary person thinks about it without any knowledge about law and little letters.

All these pages, questions and having to talk it over with 8 other people is more suited for professionals.

The jury verdict is in a way directed/dictated by these forms. They can't say what they like, they must try to approach their opinion within the boundaries set in the papers.

The judge and lawyers are professionals, the witnesses experts in their fields and who makes the decision? Some locally rounded up citizens, selected on the basis that they didn't know about what was going on between Apple and Samsung making them the ignorant kind of types!

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