Apple vs. Samsung jury foreman reveals how the jury reached their verdict

28 August, 2012 - Paul Dixon
Apple vs. Samsung jury foreman

In a fascinating interview with Bloomberg Television, Apple vs. Samsung jury foreman Velvin Hogan explains what it was like to be involved in the landmark case, and how the jury made the decision to award Apple $1.049 billion in damages.

During the 16-minute interview, Hogan reveals the nine-person jury had initially swayed towards Samsung, that none of the jurors owned an iPhone, and that two pieces of evidence were crucial in helping to reach the final verdict.

The first piece of evidence was the minutes of a meeting held in Korea between Google and Samsung, during which Google told Samsung that their tablet designs were too close to the iPad, and that they needed to “pull back”.

The second piece of evidence was an internal memo produced by Samsung executives which detailed how its phones needed to “move closer” to the iPhone.

Here’s the full interview:

Following its trial victory, Apple is seeking to block the sales of eight infringing Samsung smartphones: the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Galaxy Prevail, and Droid Charge.

[Via: The Guardian]

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