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Judge Koh Denies Juror Misconduct Claim in Samsung v. Apple

In a pair of court filings tonight, Judge Lucy Koh published a pair of decisions in Samsung v. Apple. The first filing (via The Verge) denied Samsung's motion for a new trial regarding alleged juror misconduct by jury foreman Velvin Hogan.

Samsung accused Hogan of withholding the fact that he had been involved in a lawsuit with Seagate, a partner of Samsung's. Judge Koh didn't agree, saying in her filing that Samsung's attorneys should have dug up the information.
Prior to the verdict, Samsung could have discovered Mr. Hogan's litigation with Seagate, had Samsung acted with reasonable diligence based on information Samsung acquired through voir dire, namely that Mr. Hogan stated during voir dire that he had worked for Seagate.
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Judge Koh denied a second motion (via AppleInsider), this one filed by Apple, requesting a U.S. ban on certain Samsung products. The motion was denied because Apple was not harmed by Samsung infringing on the patents.
In sum, to the limited extent that Apple has been able to show that any of its harms were caused by Samsung’s illegal conduct (in this case, only trade dress dilution), Apple has not established that the equities support an injunction. Accordingly, Apple’s motion for a permanent injunction is DENIED.
The decisions amount to more jousting in the ongoing legal drama between Samsung and Apple.

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Posted: 18 months ago
In before knightwrx typical comments about how this is unfair and Apple is a terrible company.
Rating: 24 Positives
Posted: 18 months ago
I'm almost out of popcorn.
Rating: 9 Positives
Posted: 18 months ago

I'm not an Apple executive, silly.

Just massively dislike Samsung. :)


So you must massively dislike most of your Apple product then?
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 18 months ago
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 18 months ago
What's next in Samsung's bag-o-tricks?
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 18 months ago
And this was predictable when it was last reported.
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 18 months ago

Get over what? You've lost me.


It is legally settled. Samsung didn't do due diligence when the juror noted that he had worked for Seagate, which Samsung owns.

Please note the original post:

"Prior to the verdict, Samsung could have discovered Mr. Hogan's litigation with Seagate, had Samsung acted with reasonable diligence based on information Samsung acquired through voir dire, namely that Mr. Hogan stated during voir dire that he had worked for Seagate."

Whatever Apple knew or didn't know, and I doubt that Apple would risk that, is forever irrelevant.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 18 months ago

What's next in Samsung's bag-o-tricks?


they plan to reinvent the television. it will be out about 4-6 months after Apple announces their big plans.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 18 months ago

Meh - hardly a zing since Samsung's been producing TVs for years and Apple hasn't produced any (yet).


Then you missed the joke. Here's the joke: Samsung copies Apple.

I doubt you will find it funny given your post history shows someone who is very much in the Pro-Google camp, which lends itself to not finding poking fun at their partners.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 18 months ago
I do find it annoying that news is not evenly distributed here. MacRumors is like the Fox News of Apple, focusing on only pro-Apple news, and either "missing" or burying any news that looks bad for Apple.

I think Apple either pays MR or donates Apple gear to the website to keep the news positive for Apple. It doesn't matter, though. All the real news is covered by real news agencies worldwide, so this effort here just looks bad to those that pay attention.
Rating: 3 Positives

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