ibuksh:oxnsox: if you read the groklaw article there is a lot of information highlighting inconsistencies thru the jury process of the trial. Most notably, and a fair summary for me, was this, (note is was recorded BEFORE the verdict was announced):
"This case is unmanageable for a jury," Robin Feldman, an intellectual property professor at the University of California Hastings Law School, said before the verdict. "There are more than 100 pages of jury instructions. I don't give that much reading to my law students. They can't possible digest it."
"The trial is evidence of a patent system that is out of control," Feldman said. "No matter what happens in this trial, I think people will need to step back and ask whether we've gone too far in the intellectual property system."
That being the scenario.. the jury took relatively small amount of time to digest the 100 pages and deliberate on the evidence to come up with a verdict..
I was expecting the jury to take atleast a few weeks if not any more
Yeah I was surprised it came in so fast. I think the short deliberation was a result of Samsung's terrible lawyer alienating the judge and jury.
There's a few interviews with the jury out circulating. It sounds like they all had made up their minds by the time closing arguments were done so all there time was focused on filling out their forms/documents. They were also probably jaded by the 100 pages of instructions and so the speed was a little bit of a rebellion on their part.