Samsung Alleges Jury Misconduct in Courtroom Loss
There was more than sufficient evidence to convict Samsung, to the point where Google even told Samsung they were going to get busted.
If I can get the patent office to give me a patent on the fact that water is wet, then I can sue every bottled water company in the country for violating my patent, and there's nothing that a judge or jury can do about it because the patent office says that 'wetness' belongs to me....the patent ca...
The USPTO, only does a very small amount of background research on any patentet application and issues patents all the time that are later invalidated in court.
Having a patent issued does not automatically make it valid.
There is a process that HAS TO BE FOLLOWED to invalidate a patent, a judge can't just say 'Apple, your fruit shaped logo looks stupid, therefore I declare all your patents invalid'
He can't just throw out a patent because he thinks it's stupid, he has to follow the proper legal procedure....
Or....as I put it....he can't invalidate a patent unless he can FIND A LEGAL WAY TO DO IT....
A judge's decision is not just his personal opinion, he has to follow the law.
He convinced the rest of the jury that in order for prior art invalidate a patent it must be "interchangable," but there is no such requirement for prior art. Aparently the rest of the jurors decided to listen to him and not read the judge's instructions.
I'm giving Velvin the benifit of the doubt and calling it bull-headed ignorance.
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