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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RE: Comment by Radio
by Stephen! on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 18:32 UTC in reply to "Comment by Radio"
Stephen!
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2007-11-24

This is the trial of the decade... It is going to take them a decade to answer.


If nothing else, a good incentive for them to fix the patent system, unless they want be dealing with more of this sort of thing in the future.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by Alfman on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 19:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
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2011-01-28

Stephen!,

"If nothing else, a good incentive for them to fix the patent system, unless they want be dealing with more of this sort of thing in the future."

No argument here. It's a horrid mess. But did you read apple's closing statements?



McElhinny - If you find Samsung infringed, "you will have reaffirmed the American patent system. You will have upended Samsung's cynical game plan."

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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by Delgarde on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 22:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
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2008-08-19

McElhinny - If you find Samsung infringed, "you will have reaffirmed the American patent system. You will have upended Samsung's cynical game plan."


Yes, well... they *would* say that, wouldn't they?

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by darknexus on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 22:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
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2008-07-15

If nothing else, a good incentive for them to fix the patent system, unless they want be dealing with more of this sort of thing in the future.

If only that were true. Thing is, the lawyers on both sides are making a killing on this sort of crap, and guess which people pull the strings in this country? In either case, the patent system can't be fixed now. It would have to be eliminated altogether and only then rebuilt (although I think patents are completely idiotic myself).

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