All items tagged with "jury"

Jury’s in: Samsung found guilty of infringing Apple’s patents, again

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The jury is done deliberating. The results are in. And Samsung is guilty. Again.

Weeks of legal sparring between Apple and Samsung has finally culminated this week in San Jose, as a federal jury just ruled that Samsung did indeed infringe on at least one of Apple’s patents while it only partially infringed on others.

Read the rest of this post »

Judge Agrees To Re-Examine Jury Foreman Who Awarded Apple $1.05b In Damages

Judge Agrees To Re-Examine Jury Foreman Who Awarded Apple $1.05b In Damages

Jury foreman Velvin Hogan.

Judge Lucy Koh has agreed to re-examine the role of jury foreman Velvin Hogan, who found Samsung guilty of patent infringement and awarded Apple more than $1 billion in damages earlier this year. Samsung requested a retrial back in October after it became apparent that Hogan failed to disclose details of a lawsuit against Seagate that he was involved in 20 years ago.

Read the rest of this post »

Apple Forced To Pay $368 Million To Patent Troll VirnetX

Apple Forced To Pay $368 Million To Patent Troll VirnetX

Apple doesn’t always get its own way in court.

A federal jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay patent holding firm (“patent troll”) VirnetX $368 million for a patent-infringement complaint. Following its success, VirnetX is now working to get Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and Mac products banned.

Read the rest of this post »

Samsung Asks Judge To Order A Retrial Against Apple After Complaint Of Jury Misconduct

Samsung Asks Judge To Order A Retrial Against Apple After Complaint Of Jury Misconduct

Is Samsung clutching at straws?

Samsung has asked Judge Lucy Koh to throw out the patent infringement verdict that saw Apple awarded more than $1 billion in damages this summer and order a new trial. The Korean electronics giant claims that the foreman of the jury, 67-year-old Velvin Hogan, is guilty of misconduct after he failed to answer the court’s questions truthfully and did not disclose a potential conflict of interest.

Read the rest of this post »

Jury Foreman Reveals How Apple Was Awarded A Landslide Victory Over Samsung

Jury Foreman Reveals How Apple Was Awarded A Landslide Victory Over Samsung

Despite siding with Apple, not one member of the jury owned an iPhone.

It isn’t too difficult to understand why the jury involved in the Apple versus Samsung case made the verdict it did last Friday, awarding Apple a landslide victory and more than $1 billion in damages. But what isn’t clear is how the jury came to its decision. Thanks to Jury Foreman Vel Hogan, we now have a fascinating insight into what it was like to be part of that panel.

In his first TV appearance since the billion dollar patent trial came to an end, Hogan reveals how he made up his own mind, how the jury decided on the damages Samsung must pay Apple, whether feelings and emotions influenced the jury’s decision, and more.

Read the rest of this post »

Samsung: We Haven’t Finished Fighting Apple Yet

Samsung: We Haven’t Finished Fighting Apple Yet

Samsung claims Apple wasn’t willing to settle out of court.

We’ve already seen Tim Cook’s memo to Apple employees following the company’s landmark victory over Samsung last Friday. As expected, Samsung’s isn’t quite as upbeat or as celebratory. Released today, the Korean company’s announcement insists that it tried to settle with Apple out of court, but that Apple “pressed on with a lawsuit.” It also notes that the verdict “starkly contrasts” those recently made by courts in a number of other countries.

Read the rest of this post »

Apple & Samsung Delay Jury Decisions As They Argue Over Verdict Paperwork [Report]

Apple & Samsung Delay Jury Decisions As They Argue Over Verdict Paperwork [Report]

Apple and Samsung still can’t see eye to eye.

Apple and Samsung have now made their closing arguments against each other in the ongoing patent trial that is now entering week three, but they’re no closer towards seeing eye to eye. Both companies are now pushing for their own version of the jury’s verdict worksheet, which will be used to determine the outcome of the trial.

Read the rest of this post »