Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 13:47 UTC
Legal "Samsung has now filed an unredacted version of its motion for judgment as a matter of law, a new trial, and/or remittitur. That's the one that was originally filed with a redacted section we figured out was about the foreman, Velvin Hogan. The judge ordered it filed unsealed, and so now we get to read all about it. It's pretty shocking to see the full story. I understand now why Samsung tried to seal it. They call Mr. Hogan untruthful in voir dire (and I gather in media interviews too), accuse him of 'implied bias' and of tainting the process by introducing extraneous 'evidence' of his own during jury deliberations, all of which calls, Samsung writes, for an evidentiary hearing and a new trial with an unbiased jury as the cure." It's a treasure trove of courtroom drama, this. Like this one: Hogan got sued by his former employer Seagate in 1993, causing him to go bankrupt. The lawyer in said case is now married to one of the partners of the law firm representing Samsung in this case. Samsung seems to implicitly - and sometimes explicitly - argue that Hogan had a score to settle in this case, because - get this - Samsung has been Seagate's largest shareholder since last year. Hogan failed to disclose the Seagate lawsuit during voire dire, which is a pretty serious matter. No matter whose side you're on, this is John Grisham-worthy.
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RE: whiny Samsung
by saso on Thu 4th Oct 2012 09:22 UTC in reply to "whiny Samsung"
saso
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2007-04-18

Why are they so sore after this verdict?

Wouldn't you be if somebody told you you were out of a billion bucks? :-)

Did we see Apple crying fowl after being forced to pay more than a half Billion dollars to Nokia plus ongoing royalties on each iPhone?

Was this on design-related patents, or technology-related ones? The distinction is important because a lot of non-trivial research goes into modern electrical engineering tech (see [1], [2] and [3] for examples of EE labs), whereas it is arguable whether the same goes into design.

[1] http://www.npl.co.uk/upload/img/electromagnetic-anechoic-chamber.jp...
[2] http://www.ece.lsu.edu/labs/images/2012/ashok-lab.jpeg
[3] http://www.ee.buffalo.edu/images/lab_cartwright.jpg

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