Apple v. Samsung jurors will have to wade through exhaustive list of complex questions

“As the Apple-Samsung patent trial wound down in San Jose on Monday, the companies each submitted a proposed juror questionnaire, an exhaustive set of questions members of the jury must answer as they determine the validity of the multiple patents in question in the case,” Mike Isaac reports for AllThingsD.

“Their ultimate fate: Trudging through a document dump of the worst kind — one for a patent trial,” Isaac reports. “There are, of course, two lawsuits in question: Apple’s suit against Samsung, and Samsung’s countersuit against Apple, so the jury will have to review both companies’ claims for merit. That means sorting through the 20-odd Samsung-manufactured cell phones and tablets and checking off whether each violates one of the handful of patents in question.”

Isaac reports, “It also means deliberating on damages award amounts, should either side score a victory.”

Read more in the full article which includes the proposed forms submitted by Apple and Samsung here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]


  1. There is a night and day difference between the Apple and Samsung versions. The Apple version is at least readable and concise. Samsung manages to nearly double the length by making every question a maze, with multiple options and contingencies.

    Where Apple says, “If…you found that Samsung has infringed any Apple patent(s), has Apple proved that it is highly probable that Samsung’s infringement was willful?”

    For Samsung, there is no “Samsung.” The jury is to direct each charge to a particular group. So the above questions is, “If you do not find infringement by STA or SEA, skip this question. Otherwise … has Apple proven by a preponderance of the evidence that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (“SEC”), knowing of the patent(s) you found infringed, took action that it knew or should have known would induce STA and SEA to infringe that patent(s)?”

    Overall, Samsung has 33 questions over 18 pages, Apple 23 over 10 pages.

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