Jury Foreman Vel Hogan Speaks on the Apple Case Verdict
After being debated over across the globe the case has finally given Apple a verdict it could hear with a comfortable ear. Samsung on Friday had to bear the burden of more than $1 Billion in damages.This big blow initiated in 2010 when Samsung lit a spark with the release of its Galaxy smartphones and other products which Apple found objectionable as it seemed they were meandering too close around the feel of the iPhone and iPad, let alone all the patent violations. The two rivals have been battling in courts around the world ever since.
Speaking with Emily Chang on Bloomberg, Jury foreman Vel Hogan speaks about his experience through the case. “Initially not all the jury men were clear about how to take this case ahead considering all the patents and the basis on which they are acceptable or not.” Mr. Hogan says of having an “Aha! moment” where he thought to himself that he would have defended this if it were his patent.The jury went through each patent meticulously as each one had a different legal premise and Samsung was declared to have infringed on various Apple designs and patents. The jury in San Jose, California stated that all of Apple’s patents at stake in the trial were valid.
This recent verdict has left Samsung disappointed and they utter this verdict not to be taken as a win for Apple but a loss for the American Consumer. As of now all that Apple could think in response is iWin?