Jury seated in Apple-Samsung trial

Jury seated in Apple-Samsung trial
Day one is over and in the books. No, not the Olympics. We're talking about something that REALLY has an effect on everyone, the Apple-Samsung patent trial. As we told you, the first order of business was to seat a jury. The process, called voire dire, had Judge Lucy Koh questioning prospective jurors all day about their jobs, technology that they own, and some general background about their lives. The 10 member jury is made up of 7 men and 3 women. Sitting in the jury box is one insurance agent, an unemployed video game fanatic (is there any other kind?) a cycling retail manager and a startup payroll manager among others. Both Apple and Google each had one employee dismissed from the pool as was another who said the case reminded him of the Microsoft vs. Apple trial twenty years ago.

Starting Tuesday, both sides will present their opening arguments which means the jury will hear what each side intends to prove and how they intend to prove it. Anyone who has watched an episode of Matlack or Law And Order is familiar with this procedure. Judge Koh has tried to speed up the process, getting both sides to drop certain claims with the understanding that they can be asserted at a later date.

Last year, Apple started the legal action with a suit against Samsung for violating certain of Apple's patents including the infamous data-tapping patent that converts embedded phone numbers and URLs into links for users to click on. Currently, there is a preliminary injunction against the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and the Samsung GALAXY Nexus although that one has been stayed by a Federal Appeals Court. As we told you on Monday, the Appeals Court has extended that stay, alowing the phone to be sold during the trial. An attempt by Apple to get a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy S III has failed.

source: electronista

FEATURED VIDEO

25 Comments

1. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

"including the infamous data-tapping patent that converts embedded phone numbers and URLs into links for users to click on" I did not know Apple think they invented hyperlinks.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Just because Apple is granted a patent, doesn't mean the patent is valid. One of Sammy's objectives in this trial is to invalidate the Apple patents at issue. Once Sammy is able to establish invalidity of the patents, they will be in position to negotiate a cross-licensing deal with Apple as the patents Sammy is asserting have withstood challenges. Even Apple acknowledges the validity of Sammy's patents, they just want to minimize the value (1/2 of 1 cent for each device) of the patents.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17296; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well that seems fair. Samsung patents only cover trivial nonsense, like how the phones communicate with the towers, etc...Nothing really integral like the rectangular shape, or the grid of icons, or the purloined swipe to unlock gesture.

20. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Apple will give each jury a free iPhone and iPad and Samsung will loss the case very quickly.

22. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Are you saying that Apple is going have to bribe the jury with free gifts, because their case has no logic behind it. Thus, give gifts, is the only way they can try to win?

25. imeubeu

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

only the verdict will be read on the ipad

3. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

It will be impossible for this to be a fair trial. You need a jury that knows a lot about cellphone technology, but doesn't prefer one OS to the other. Which is almost impossible to find. They should really revise how they conduct these trials.

5. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

goes to show you how serious this case is being taken....the case will be judged fairly but not by your standards or anyone elses standards but by what is right and just for the mobile world....

11. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Totally disagree. You don't have to be a cellphone geek to be able to comprehend evidence. Just like you don't have to be a criminal justice major to be on a jury for a murder trial.

21. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

What if all they know about 3G is what they heard from carriers?

4. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

nexus is free! .........for now

6. tedkord

Posts: 17296; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple's worst nightmare would be 12 people with common sense seated in the jury box.

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Ha 12 people with common sense would be game over for Samsung.

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Already spinning in case of an Apple loss?

14. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I don't know. Is Ted spinning Samsungs loss?

16. tedkord

Posts: 17296; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

12 people with common sense would not only file in Samsung's favor, but would invalidate half of Apple's patents.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Taco is right. Ted, and Doug r wrong as usual. Case closed.

8. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

failpple at apple :) Haa

9. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I always prefer PA to Engadget. - Quick updated news. - Less brainless comments from brainless fanboys.

18. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

yeah me too. i spend more time reading here than checking my FB or G+. the articles are good, but sometimes the comments are much more entertaining. we are afterall fans of tech.

10. Seannyc

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

no offense I rly dnt think thats the right judge for the right trial. im not racist but asian ppl tend to stick together at times

15. Mark.J.Linskiy unregistered

Actually, she is more on Apples side. We've seen this clearly in previous cases.

17. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Judge Koh always looks surprised in her photos.

19. DogsGoMeow

Posts: 18; Member since: May 04, 2012

here we go again..

24. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Lol hyperlink? They really think they invented hyperlinking? Apples really gone overboard with this one...but if they were issued a patent I guess they can try to follow through, even tho it can be invalidated easily. They should really be looking at smart phones as computers now since android is basically Linux and if I'm not mistaken iOS was built off it as well.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.