Apple-Samsung case is ‘far from over’

By David Goldman, CNN:

A jury awarded Apple most of what it wanted from Samsung in its historic patent battle, but the war is hardly over.

Both Samsung and Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) want at least some of the jury’s verdict overturned, and a hearing will be held on Sept. 20 to review all the post-trial gripes, quibbles and motions.

After being dealt a near worst-case scenario verdict, Samsung’s lawyers will likely try a simple argument: no reasonable jury would have reached such a decision. Such a motion is standard procedure in these kinds of cases and they are almost always dismissed.

But some legal experts say Samsung might have a shot: U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh issued 109 pages of instructions to the jury, complete with 84 separate directives on how to fill out a 20-page verdict form. But the jury returned a verdict after just three days of deliberation… Read more


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