Studinprogress saidAnd so the Apple V Samsung debate finally embroils the RealJock forums.
Both sides had both good and bad legal arguments, and both sides played dirty. Plus, I felt a "jury of your peers," should have been an independent group of patent examiners/attorneys, electrical/computer/system engineers, and corporate representatives from other large tech companies who could go over the documents and have a firm understanding of the PDP, with each juror contributing some form of expertise to the discussion.
Instead, we got Average Joe, who, most of them, don't understand the finer technical points and can be swayed by pathos rather than ethos. The system is imperfect. In the end, as my law professor always says: avoid a trial; juries are wild cards.
In the end, it was two large corporations slugging it out in the legal system, with fans rooting on both sides. Was a fascinating social display.
The more the jury is exposed to the topic of the lawsuit the more likely they are to make a biased decision. In the end it's about how misleading Samsung's products can be to your regular Joe(majority of the population) not to your regular executive. Considering that actual executives at Samsung were the ones giving the order to "copy" as several internal documents can prove; Im not sure that knowledgeable executives from other companies and their pre-conceived executive views are the right jury for this particular lawsuit. I think, it would be pretty ironic...
The jury voted based on the presented evidence by both parties and if u actually followed the case you will easily realize how sloppy Samsung's performance was. Getting sanctioned from left and right, releasing not admited evidence to the public in order to indirectly pursuate the jury in their favor, counter suing over tech that Apple payed through third party vendors under legal protection, destroying emails(potential evidence) and refusing to be aware of ANY of the internal documents that directly exposed their intentions to literally copy Apple's products. The case was also elavorated in a way that all members of the jury could understand. All members of the jury had access to every single hardware in the lawsuit, they were also given 3 days to deliberate and reach a conclusion. There was not biased, there was not a misinformed juror, just the evidence and a vote in favor of Apple or Samsung. I mean come on, the jury was shown a VIDEO of Samsung's executives where it clearly states that they intentionally wanted to copy Apple and Apple only. There was literally no way for Apple to lose the case, it was more about how much money Samsung had to pay up in damages. 1.05 billion is quite short of the 2.6b Apple requested an the reason why it wasn't any lower was because Samsung is guilty of INTENTIONALLY copying Apple.
It is not that hard to come up with ur own shit. Ask Microsoft and Nokia