Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 18:38 UTC
Legal Well, that didn't take long. Groklaw notes several interesting inconsistencies and other issues with the jury verdict. "If it would take a lawyer three days to make sure he understood the terms in the form, how did the jury not need the time to do the same? There were 700 questions, remember, and one thing is plain, that the jury didn't take the time to avoid inconsistencies, one of which resulted in the jury casually throwing numbers around, like $2 million dollars for a nonfringement. Come on. This is farce." My favourite inconsistency: a Samsung phone with a keyboard, four buttons, and a large Samsung logo on top infringes the iPhone design patent. And yet, we were told (in the comments, on other sites) that the Samsung f700 was not prior art... Because it had a keyboard. I smell fish.
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RE: judge and jury problems
by bitwelder on Mon 27th Aug 2012 07:15 UTC in reply to "judge and jury problems"
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By the way:
- do the jurors only need to fill their 'questionnaire' Yes / No / Fine amount or are they required also to later release an official motivation for their verdict?

- If the jurors have effectively ignored the instructions, are they potentially liable for something like 'contempt of court' ?

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