Jury selection for the Apple vs Samsung trial has just gotten underway today. The court will be selecting jurors from a pool of citizens called in to be potential jurors. To ensure the jury is impartial to the proceedings, the judge has been asking potential jurors if they work for Apple, Samsung, Google, or Motorola, or have relatives that do. Turns out a lot of potential jurors are linked to Apple, and one is even an Apple employee.
During the selection process this morning it was revealed that one of the potential jurors is an Apple employee. There’s no shady practices going on though. U.S. Citizens are selected at random to perform jury duty, so it’s mere coincidence that he was a put in the Apple vs Samsung potential juror pool.
Finding impartial jurors has proven difficult this morning. One juror has done consulting work for Apple in the past, while another potential juror is a user interface designer at Google. Five potential jurors have already said they can’t be fair an impartial in the trial.
When asked what type of phones they own, one juror responded that she’s debating between purchasing a Samsung Galaxy S III or an iPhone, which is what the case is all about.
- Source Poornima Gupta