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Old 08-28-2012, 12:38 PM   #363
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@Harry:

It's an interesting issue for those of us in the UK.

If what the jurors (in the US case) have done really was to ignore prior art, the judge's instructions and try to punish samsung rather than just vote on the law at hand, in the UK we'd likely never have found out. Unless a juror reported concerns to officials at the court, but if they all thought what they were doing was perfectly acceptable (even if it wasn't), we'd likely never find out.
But was it the jury's job to determine whether or not the patents were valid, or simply to ascertain whether they'd been infringed? Surely it's the job of the patent office to determine the validity of a patent application, is it not?
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