Jury Has Been Picked In Apple-Samsung Patents Case Retrial
With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake between between Apple and Samsung, a jury for soon to take place retrial between the two tech-giants was selected yesterday, Reuters reports. The new jury was instructed by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh that the previous nine-member jury found Samsung infringed five valid Apple patents and that their “sole job” is to determine the amount of damages Samsung must pay for the infringement of 13 Samsung products.
“In a San Jose, California federal court on Tuesday, dozens of potential jurors were quizzed by Koh and attorneys for both sides. By the end of the day, six women and two men were selected to hear the evidence.
Opening statements are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, and the trial is expected to last about a week.”
Last year a jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion, after Apple had successfully convinced that jury that Samsung copied various iPhone features, like using one’s fingers to pinch and zoom on the screen, along with other design features like the phone’s flat, black glass screen. In March however, Judge Lucy Koh ordered a retrial, ruling that the previous jury had made some errors in its calculations.
It is now believed that Apple may be looking to recoup more than the $450 million in damages Lucy Koh cut from its $1 billion jury award.