Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 14:42 UTC
Legal Fantastic work by The Verge. "Although Apple and Samsung did their best to present high-level narratives about copying and product development throughout the trial, the jury's work is far more complicated than simply asking if Samsung copied Apple. Instead, the 20-page verdict form presents around 700 extremely specific questions, divided into 33 groups. These questions exhaustively cover everything at issue in the trial, down to exact dollar amounts Samsung might owe for each of 28 devices accused of copying Apple intellectual property." I don't know just how much power a US jury has, but if I were them, I'd buy a tl;dr stamp and use it on every page of the verdict form. Samsung and Apple ought to be ashamed of themselves.
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why should Samsung be ashamed
by FunkyELF on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 18:12 UTC
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

Jurors are citizens... dumb citizens with no knowledge of law or the technology being presented in this case.

If there were only 3 or 4 questions maybe Samsung could get off scott free.... but when there are 700 you have to think that some will go one way and some will go the other.

Samsung is defending themselves and they have to play Apple's game. You can't really take the higher ground when you're putting it all in the hands of jurors. If this were like the Oracle / Google case where a judge listened and ruled on the case then maybe they could take a high ground because the Judge would see through all of Apple's BS.

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kurkosdr Member since:
2011-04-11

"Jurors are citizens... dumb citizens with no knowledge of law or the technology being presented in this case. "

And I thought the Greek justice system was insane.

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