Apple jury foreman: Here’s how we reached a verdict (with video)

The Apple v. Samsung Jury Foreman, Vel Hogan, discusses his experience throughout the billion-dollar patent case.

Hogan says that the case was exciting and interesting for him because of his tech background. Some of the jury members weren’t sure how “prior art could either render a patent acceptable or whether it could invalidate it,” Hogan said. However, “I had what we could call an ‘a-ha moment’ and I suddenly decided I could defend this if it was my patent,” Hogan said.

Hogan reported that nobody on the jury owned an iPhone (the attorneys took care of that during jury selection).

He speaks with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.”

If the video does not appear above, the direct link to video via Bloomberg is here.

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


  1. Those juries have to be very careful talking with the media since Sansung’s lawyers can find something in there to appeal to the decision alleging some disclosure of information.

  2. Emily Chang did a very professional job in the interview. Maybe she should moderate one of the upcoming presidential debates.

    On second thought, never mind. Mr. Hogan actually answered her questions. That would never happen with politicians.

  3. While hoping he did not give Samsung more ammunition for their appeal, I have to say I am impressed by Hogan, with what he said in the interview, and with the apparently very competent work by the jury.

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