Judge Koh Denies Juror Misconduct Claim in Samsung v. Apple

Monday December 17, 2012 9:14 PM PST by Husain Sumra

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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95 months ago
In before knightwrx typical comments about how this is unfair and Apple is a terrible company.
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95 months ago
I'm almost out of popcorn.
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I'm not an Apple executive, silly.

Just massively dislike Samsung. :)


So you must massively dislike most of your Apple product then?
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What's next in Samsung's bag-o-tricks?
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And this was predictable when it was last reported.
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