New Drama: Samsung's Appeal Claims Verdict was Tainted By Jury Foreman's Misconduct

Discussion in 'Android Tablet News' started by dgstorm, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

    Jan 5, 2011
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    It looks like there is even more drama in the Samsung vs. Apple appeal than we originally realized. By now you have probably read our earlier reports that Samsung is trying to get the verdict overturned in their $1 Billion U.S. case that they lost against Apple. One of the things they cited as a reason was that they jury didn't fulfill their duty properly. However, their complaint goes even deeper than that and their own investigation reveals some disturbing facts regarding the case. Samsung is now claiming that Jury Foreman Velvin Hogan tainted the verdict with misconduct, and they are even implying that it might have been intentional. Here's a quote with the full skinny on this developing drama,

    Of course, there are two sides to every story, and here is a quote with what Mr. Hogan had to say in response to these allegations,

    It's also worth noting that Mr. Hogan was voted to be the jury foreman by a unanimous vote, except for one, his own. Are these allegations of misconduct viable, or is Samsung just reaching? Personally, I doubt this "drama" really is relevant, and I think it's moot. Ultimately, the jury didn't follow the instructions properly, and that is why the case should be overturned. What do you think?

    Source: AndroidAuthority
  2. Natey2

    Natey2 Senior Member

    May 25, 2012
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    Tablet / Device:
    Nexus 7, iDeaUSA CT702/YG A777
    Does Mr Hogan own an iPhone? Lol!

    Some good jury-selection questions for this case:
    Have you ever owned an iPhone?
    Have you ever wanted to own an Apple product?
    Have you ever been hurt by a Samsung, or related, product, service or business partner?

  3. arcone

    arcone Senior Member

    Aug 27, 2012
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    The jury and the foreman in particular did not appear to understand the meaning of prior art. Various shapes and sizes of tablets have been seen in use on star trek deep space 9 and voyager. Some 10 + plus years before the iPad. They were not real, but that is beside the point.

    All smart phones do not resemble the iPhone, really the iPhone is like former PDA,s produced by palm and various other companies using winCE.

    Apple were late comers, technology was at a state that an iPhone could be produced. I am pretty sure that palm hold a patent for a PDA that is also a phone.

    I guess palm just ran out of money, HP bought them out and did nothing with them, sad.

    Patents should only be used to protect complex technology, not simple ideas . What's next a patent on eye movements , squint to zoom out, that's not a technology, it's a simple idea.

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