Samsung claims jury foreman ‘misconduct’ tainted Apple patent case

“Apple Inc.’s billion-dollar trial victory in August was tainted by the jury foreman’s failure to disclose a lawsuit and his personal bankruptcy, Samsung Electronics Co. said in a request to a judge for the verdict to be thrown out,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg.

“Samsung said foreman Velvin Hogan was asked during jury selection whether he’d been involved in lawsuits and didn’t tell the judge that he had filed for bankruptcy in 1993 and had been sued by his former employer, Seagate Technology Inc.,” Rosenblatt reports. “Samsung has a ‘substantial strategic relationship’ with Seagate and the lawyer who filed the complaint against Hogan is married to an attorney who works for the firm that represented Samsung in the trial against Apple, the Suwon, South Korea-based company said in a filing yesterday in federal court in San Jose, California.”

Rosenblatt reports, “Hogan, in a phone interview yesterday, denied that there was any misconduct, saying the court instructions for potential jurors required disclosure of any litigation they were involved in within the last 10 years — and that the 1993 bankruptcy and related litigation involving Seagate fell well outside that time range. ‘Had I been asked an open-ended question with no time constraint, of course I would’ve disclosed that,’ Hogan said, referring to the bankruptcy and related litigation. ‘I’m willing to go in front of the judge to tell her that I had no intention of being on this jury, let alone withholding anything that would’ve allowed me to be excused.'”

““I answered every question the judge asked me’ and Samsung “had every opportunity to question me,” Hogan said. He added that he’s surprised Samsung didn’t know about the history it’s now citing given the relationship the lawyer Samsung refers to in its filing has with another lawyer at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, the firm representing the company,” Rosenblatt reports. “Hogan said yesterday’s filing has him wondering whether Samsung ‘let me in the jury just to have an excuse for a new trial if it didn’t go in their favor.'”

MacDailyNews Take: BINGO!

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  1. MDN… Bingo what? This guy is a clown and at this point you base your confident Bingo on his words? Let’s see what the Court thinks as there is no doubt that they are none too pleased with this jackass either.

    1. Clown??? Far from it. I wish this “clown” served on EVERY jury. His only ‘problem’ is that his thinking and reasoning is too far ahead of most people. It’s called honesty and integrity.

        1. Yeah we don’t need the constant poor fantasy analysis of Gary J. who like most Fandroid trolls lives in a “special” world all his own. One outside reality. I think we only have so much patience dealing with those who persist living in Delusion Land. Otherwise known as not wishing to suffer fools lightly.

            1. Your title is so apropos. The confused one???

              Yes Steve Jobs “projected” the famous RDF. He believed that others were capable of more than just the ordinary. And so many times HE WAS RIght.

              The field did not distort reality, He simply refused to always work to the LOWEST possible level. And he helped those around him see that they were capable of so much more.

              But if you are confused… its easy to get the two mixed up. 🙂

              Just a thought.

    2. No, Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaary- you are the clown.
      One that I truly wish would take his circus elsewhere already. We have tired of your Bozo antics and will be glad when Shamscum decides it is no longer worthwhile to pay you to troll this and other pro-Apple blog sites.

      1. OK OK let me get this right. iSheeps are all stupid? You guys are in dire need of professional help. Just in the last 10 days, Apple Inc. has demonstrated that it is a follower just like its iSheeps as they went from ridiculing 16:9 aspect ratio to using it on the iPhone 5 and yes they ridiculed the 7″ form factor for tabs and now… well you know the rest of the story.

        ISheeps no doubt all vote for a non American Muslim who preaches from the far left as their choice to lead the USA into it soon becoming a Republic of China!

        Oh and yes the Jury Forman is an imbecile and yes will cause the judgement to be stayed.

        1. As an English person, I say you’re a complete fuckwit, bringing in political comments pertaining to one nation. This juror did nothing wrong, declaring only what was required by law. Your crowing about a complete irrelevancy shows you’re as much in the thrall of Samsung and Android as the very worse of the ‘ISheep’ (sic), as you insist on referring to people on here, an Apple-aligned news feed.
          I have a suggestion, Gary, find a nice quiet corner and a splintery stick, and sodomise yourself with it.

          1. I agree with you 100 percent, Rorschach. Gary J. is merely a douche-bag troll who received far too many responses by others here that made him feel important, which he is not. He is merely a provocative loud mouth who found out that when he acted that way in junior high school, he got an atomic wedgie in gym class, but here, he gets his rocks off merely by having people pay attention to him. Ignore him.

  2. Being so experienced with misconduct, I suppose Samsung and its lawyers see it in everything.

    That said, charges of misconduct by a juror are serious, and there ought to be sanctions for making such a charge against that law firm. Does that juror have a libel case to make against those lawyers? IF so, he should. They’ve been pretty outrageous all along, and deserve to have the crap slapped out of them (admittedly, that’d take a lot of slapping).

  3. In other news not reported anywhere, Apple is suing the judge claiming she allowed Samsung lawyers to misconduct themselves, diminishing the amount the jury awarded Apple. Well, that should be what is happening. Write the headlines first and sometimes the story follows!

  4. Samsung’s lawyer’s had the chance to question him. They excepted him on the jury. Now that the verdict didn’t go there way they are trying to blame a juror for it. I don’t think that’s going to fly. That’s why they have there chance to go through each juror before they except them on the case. It’s over Samsung, you lost. They asked him about 10 years and he told them the truth. Case closed.

    1. SameDung BluRay players are a joke. They are slow to load and freeze often. Mine is only a year old, nothing but regrets. Should have got the Panasonic, or the Pioneer Elite

  5. Hey ladies… just back from a world class conference (IT and wireless security conference) and guess who was earmarked as the most vulnerable OS for terrorist attacks? You know… come on now… try a little harder.

    The speaker who works for Siemens was able to get into 20 or so iPhones within minutes of receiving an iMessage from the 20 audience members who agreed to play along. Makes you think. RIM on the other is practically bullet proof. In fairness, Android does not rank very well either and the jury is still out on Windows Phone 8.0.

    1. Please tell us more about this iMessage hack that allows you to “get into” iPhones, Pat. Was there some kind of link involved? What do you mean by “get into”?

      I tend to think that an exploit this egregious combined with the iPhone’s massive popularity would put this exploit in the headlines of every major tech blog on the planet, conferring universal notoriety, lucrative lifetime employment and cult status onto the hacker. Sadly, I can’t seem to find a single mention of it. I wonder why that is?

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