SAN JOSE, Calif. — Four men and four women from San Jose have started deliberations in the $2 billion patent infringement suit of Apple v. Samsung. The following pages show the verdict form they must fill out.
The verdict form consists of 15 questions. Most of the questions are in the form of tables, requiring jurors to decide which if any products infringed one of the seven patents in the case.
Jurors must also decide whether Apple's five patents in the case are valid. Samsung argued they were not. Ultimately they must determine how much, if anything, each side owes the other in damages and whether infringement was willful. If it was, the judge can increase damages by up to a factor of three.
The jurors will rely on some 50 hours of testimony and hundreds of pages of exhibits. They ranged from a short video from the court describing what a patent is to testimony from at least a dozen experts, some of them world-class computer scientists.
The task is daunting, to say the least. Take a look at the forms, and let us know what you think before the jury returns. Click on the front cover below to start the slideshow.
Jury instructions form from Apple/Samsung trial, April 2014.