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Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (SSNLF.PK) are set to let a jury decide the full scope of their U.S....

Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (SSNLF.PK) are set to let a jury decide the full scope of their U.S. patent dispute on Tuesday after being unable to meet the demand of the judge in their trial to narrow the lawsuit in negotiations. Judge Lucy Koh had also asked the companies' CEOs to meet before the jury begins deliberations.
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  • dmarilley
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    HOW CAN 12 PEOPLE POSSIBLY AGREE IN THIS CASE?
    19 Aug 2012, 03:43 AM Reply Like
  • abavetta
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    They don't have to, it's a civil case only 6 persons need to agree on a verdict.
    19 Aug 2012, 06:18 AM Reply Like
  • Lochias
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    They can't. That's why there are only nine on this jury. :)

     

    In fact, there are nine (originally ten, the norm for Federal civil cases).
    19 Aug 2012, 01:34 PM Reply Like
  • abavetta
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    OK then only 5 need agree. Civil case majority wins.
    19 Aug 2012, 09:02 PM Reply Like
  • Lochias
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    Their decision on any claim must be unanimous for there to be a decision on that claim. There is no majority rule here.
    20 Aug 2012, 09:27 AM Reply Like
  • Day Trader001
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    It will be just like any other case, those that are confused and over their heads will go with their gut.

     

    Hopefully they all like "Apple Pie"......
    19 Aug 2012, 08:03 AM Reply Like
  • Star Weekly
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    The venue is in San Francisco. Just like one commentator wrote: "all juries are US citizens. Granted that they have to look at the merit of the case, but is there not just one iota of bias towards the home grown and the pride of a local company? Remember Proview? Why would Apple spend $ 60M to settle the case?
    19 Aug 2012, 10:47 AM Reply Like
  • Vipertom
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    Very good point, Star Weekly, at least an iota of bias is to be expected, hence an appeal is guaranteed!
    19 Aug 2012, 01:02 PM Reply Like
  • pocohonta
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    My prediction: Samsung liable, but amount of monetary damages reduced. Apple & Samsung stocks both up as result, and Samsung to pay Apple for license while they work on next product based on non-Apple patents, and Apple to reduce reliance on Samsung as a trusted partner.
    19 Aug 2012, 01:56 PM Reply Like
  • spondrei
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    Star, you are right on point. The case is in San Fran and there is no way the jury is going against AAPL (even thought Samsung is crazy, it's AAPL's patents). Expect even more upside on AAPL this week.
    19 Aug 2012, 01:58 PM Reply Like
  • dmarilley
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    The upside is potential royalties in the future, more so, than the judgement monetary amount, but good Samsung jury selection means a hung jury.
    19 Aug 2012, 03:54 PM Reply Like
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