Originally Posted by JoeD
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.
I don't think there would have been a jury in a patent case [in the UK], it is certainly common for there to be judge-only cases. They are such complicated issues that they seem frankly unsuited for a jury trial.