Samsung is alleging juror misconduct in new court filings asking a federal judge to throw out Apple's billion-dollar jury verdict and allow a new trial.
In a flurry of court documents, Samsung's attorneys list a series of cases, including ones that federal courts in California must follow, in which juror misconduct prompted a new trial. Their apparent argument: interviews that jurors in the landmark case gave to news organizations provide evidence of misconduct serious enough to have influenced the verdict.
One document reviewed by CNET shows Samsung predicting its arguments will likely "subject all of the jurors … Read more
Earlier this week I heard from Gazelle that the buyback site saw a 50 percent jump in trade-ins of Samsung phones, particularly the Galaxy S II, in the three days immediately following a jury's finding that the GSII and a number of other Samsung phones had infringed on Apple patents.
Now, on its own, that's not really enough evidence to conclude that Samsung device owners are discarding their phones in utter disgust at the lack of respect for our ridiculously murky and inefficient patent system. After all, a lot of those trade-ins could be people simply unloading an old phone in favor of another blockbuster Samsung phone like the Galaxy S III, which is not part of the patent suit. Or there's always the specter of a new iPhone around the corner that could encourage a trade-in for some extra cash.
After hearing from Gazelle earlier this week, I immediately contacted another buyback site -- eBay Instant Sale -- to see if it had seen the same pattern. They hadn't yet but promised to pull more data for me to check closer.
Last week, a jury found that a number of Samsung devices infringed on Apple's patents, including the Galaxy S II. Is it just a coincidence, then, that consumer electronics resale site Gazelle has seen a huge bump in trade-ins of Galaxy S phones and other Samsung devices?
Gazelle's Anthony Scarsella told me today that the Web site has seen a 50 percent increase in Samsung trades in the days since the verdict was handed down.
"The Galaxy S II has been the most popular model," Scarsella added. … Read more
Now that (some of) the dust has cleared from the Apple v. Samsung trial that wrapped up on Friday, wherein a jury awarded Apple more than $1 billion in damages for Samsung's patent violations, CNET takes a look at the 26 devices cited for infringements.
The carriersAT&T (4) - Captivate, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Infuse 4G Sprint (5) - Epic 4G, Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy Tab, Nexus S 4G, Transform T-Mobile (4) - Exhibit 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II, Vibrant Verizon (4) - Continuum, Droid Charge, Fascinate, Galaxy Tab 10.1 … Read more
It was a big win for Apple today when a jury in San Jose, Calif., awarded the company $1 billion in damages in its patent lawsuit against Samsung Electronics. The jury also decided that 26 Samsung Android smartphones and tablets violated several of Apple's design and utility patents.
What follows is a list of the contested patents and the devices that were found to infringe.
'381 patent Besides the "rubber band" effect where a page "bounces" when a user scrolls to the bottom, '381 also includes touch-screen actions like dragging documents and multi-touch capabilities like … Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A decision in the multi-billion dollar trial between Apple and Samsung has been reached, and will be announced shortly.
Hanging in the balance are possible sales bans on phones and tablets on both sides, as well as a damages tally that ranges from millions to billions of dollars depending on how the jury comes down.
The nine-person group heard the closing arguments from both sides on Tuesday. Apple used its time to once again paint Samsung as a copycat that threatened to undo innovation, while Samsung depicted … Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- There is little doubt that the trial between Apple and Samsung taking place here is complex, and perhaps nowhere is that clearer than in the form that jurors will have to fill out on their way to reaching a verdict later this week.
The document, which both sides have yet to agree on, is still in its draft stage. In Samsung's case, it's 33 questions long, and stretched across 17 pages. For Apple, it's 23 questions spread over nine pages.
Jurors, who will soon hear closing arguments from both sides, as well as … Read more
The online auction firm eBay has complained to Ofcom about a lack of mobile broadband coverage in parts of the UK.
According to research conducted at the behest of eBay, 16 percent of the UK remains an "m-commerce not-spot", meaning mobile spending in such areas is at least 20 percent below the national average. The Scottish highlands and islands and rural areas of England and Wales fared worst in the study, which was carried out by Verdict.
"Mobile shopping represents a massive opportunity not just for retailers, but for the economy as a whole," eBay UK … Read more