“The jury foreman in Apple’s landmark legal victory over Samsung, has a patent in his own name for a device that can be used in smart phones and tablets, it has emerged,” ANI reports.
“Velvin Hogan reportedly filed documents with the US Patent Office in 2002 for the ‘method and apparatus for recording and storing video information,'” ANI reports. “According to the Daily Mail, the disclosure has raised a huge potential conflict of interest as it is not clear if the patent has ever been bought or used by any tech companies.”
ANI reports, “It is not known if Hogan’s patent has been used or seen by either Apple or Samsung, but if he were biased in any way towards Apple it could have had a massive influence on jury’s decision.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Samsung’s desperation on full display. if this is all you’ve got, boys, you’ve got nothing.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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