The document is quite long, so we won't be publishing it here in its entirety, but will only show you some of the more interesting parts of it. The full thing can be accessed via the source link below.
Right off the bat, Judge Koh makes it clear for the jurors that shouldn't be influenced by any personal beliefs, preferences, opinions or sympathies. The decision of the jurors should be exclusively based on the evidence, which the two parties are going to present:
The jurors are also told not to communicate with anyone regarding the trial, as well as to stay away from information about the case when outside the court. This is required in order to guarantee a fair trial for the parties:
Note-taking also seems to be well-received inside the courtroom:
After these, and some other general guidelines, Lucy Koh informs the jury about the essence of patents and the exact patents at issue:
Then, she goes into a little bit more detail regarding the claims of both parties:
Samsung denies that it has infringed the claims and patents and argues that, in addition, the claims are invalid. Invalidity is a defense to infringement.
Samsung has also brought claims against Apple for patent infringement. Samsung seeks money damages from Apple for allegedly infringing the '941, '516, '711, '460, and '893 patents by making, importing, using, selling and/or offering for sale Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod products that Samsung argues are covered by claims 10 and 15 of the '941 patent, claims 15 and 16 of the '516 patent, claim 9 of the '711 patent, claim 1 of the '460 patent, and claim 10 of the '893 patent. Samsung also contends that Apple's infringement has been willful.
Apple denies that it has infringed the claims asserted by Samsung and argues that the claims asserted by Samsung are invalid, and for the '516 and '941 patents, also unenforceable.
OK, people, we'll stop right here. We don't have a limit on the number of characters in a single post, but if we had one, we'd have surely reached it already. As we said, if you find it interesting, you can read the whole document by visiting the source link.
We now that the trial is still young, but... which side are you on?