Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 22, 2014, 01:29:36 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Atlas Hardware Upgrade complete October 13, 2013.

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  General Discussion
| |-+  Constitution and Law (Moderator: True Federalist)
| | |-+  Fast ruling in Apple case because of competent jurors... "experts" surprised.
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Fast ruling in Apple case because of competent jurors... "experts" surprised.  (Read 409 times)
Link
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 3464
View Profile
« on: August 25, 2012, 03:01:01 pm »
Ignore

Apple just won a $1 billion judgement against Samsung.

Quote from: in.reuters.com
Hogan said jurors were able to complete their deliberations in less than three days -- much faster than legal experts had predicted -- because a few had engineering and legal experience, which helped with the complex issues in play. Once they determined Apple's patents were valid, jurors evaluated every single device separately, he said.

Link.

What a concept.  Actually have some competent people on a jury.
Logged

Insane quote of the year-

"Every aspect of life in America is worse than when he [Obama] took over" -Marco Rubio
LastVoter
seatown
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4448
Thailand


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 08:06:01 pm »
Ignore

Incompetent Jurors, they awarded money to one of the more evil corporations in the world.
Logged
Franzl
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 22226
Germany


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 03:56:03 pm »
Ignore

Incompetent Jurors, they awarded money to one of the more evil corporations in the world.

In what way, if true, is that relevant?
Logged
Vosem
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 5394
United States


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 08:40:54 pm »
Ignore

Incompetent Jurors, they awarded money to one of the more evil corporations in the world.

Oh, my god, a corporation! How awful!
Logged

Illegally selling arms to North Korea, providing most of the money to anti-Morales rebels in Bolivia, and using the remainder as hush money for his three ex-mistrisses. 
Beet
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 16058


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 08:41:45 pm »
Ignore

More to the point, they awarded money for things like rounded squares. Apple invented rounded squares? There needs to be a better balance between intellectual property and common sense / competition.
Logged

Bacon King
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 16142
United States Minor Outlying Islands


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012, 03:06:12 am »
Ignore

More to the point, they awarded money for things like rounded squares. Apple invented rounded squares? There needs to be a better balance between intellectual property and common sense / competition.

The patents at question in this trial actually aren't so simple. Apple owns a patent for a rectangular phone with rounded corners, a large and flat face, a touch screen display that covers the front, a bezel surround, a home button located at the bottom middle, etc. Apple didn't sue because Samsung made phones with rounded corners, but because they allege that the Samsung phones in question borrow far too heavily on this "overall design."

Now, I'll definitely agree on your last point, though. There are some ridiculous things that have been given patents out there- like, for example, using a stick as a fetch toy for a dog.
Logged

BK without all the crazy drugs just wouldn't be BK.

Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines