Originally Posted by ShellShock
I am amazed that the jury are allowed to talk about their deliberations, and are not bound to secrecy. Is this normal in the US?
The judge can give the jury whatever advice on this he or she wants to give, and the jurors can do what they want with it. Googling this a bit, it sounds like US judges are more likely to tell the jury that they don't have to talk with the press than to out and out advise them against it.
One thing the jury must have known: Apple is a local firm, and Samsung is foreign. There should be some provision to have an international tribunal.