Apple vs. Samsung: Second Interview With Jury Foreman Worse Than the First & More

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    The Apple vs. Samsung case... it's like a bad wreck that you don't really want to see, but you can't tear yourself away from. You rubberneck just to see what new gruesome body part is visible, and when you do, you are disgusted all over again.

    That's exactly what we have here today. Apparently, the jury foreman, Velvin Hogan, on the Apple vs. Samsung case has been opening his mouth again, and jamming his foot further down his throat. He was strangely willing to sit down for an online interview with Gizmodo, and here are just a couple of bits of swill that spilled out of his mouth.

    Guess what though? Determining whether something was patentable was precisely one of the duties that the jury was responsible for, and was expected of them. It makes you wonder if any of them even bothered to read the jury instructions.

    Here's an exchange where Mr. Hogan was questioned about prior art. His response was nonsensical, and he was called out on it.

    When it comes to criminal lawsuits, a jury trial makes perfect sense. When it comes to patent lawsuits, it makes no sense whatsoever. In many ways, I feel sorry for Mr. Hogan and the jury. These folks were expected to determine one of the most important cases in the history of tech, and they don't really understand patent law or technology properly. We really need experts determining the outcome of trials like this one. Experts in patent law, and experts in technology. Ah well, even though his statements are likely inadmissible, perhaps the appellate judges will figure this stuff out on their own, and set things right for Samsung in the long run.

    Sidenote: Oh, and btw... just to give you guys a heads up. Now that Apple is emboldened by their success, they will be amending their ban-request lawsuit to include the Samsung Galaxy S III and the OG Galaxy Note as well. ~ MobileBloom

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    Pulling on the thread and still unraveling...
     
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    WOW!!! This has taken so many twists and turns. I can't wait to see what happens in appeals. I hope the Apple doesn't get the expansion. I'm changing jobs next week and get to pick between either an iPhone or Android for my work phone and really wanted either a Note or an S3.
     
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    Ask for a Note 2 :)
     
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    Is it out?! I thought it hadn't been released yet.
     
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    Nothing official yet but possibly late September or October depending on non-US/US release dates. Not sure about the US but it should be by the end of the month for non-US. Not sure how long you can wait. Of course the Note is sold out from some vendors and if Apple gets the injunction waiting may not be a choice.
     

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