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Big Blue Veteran Leads Apple-Samsung Patent Jury

Publication Date: 
May 04, 2014
Source: 
Business Week - Bloomberg
Author: 
Joel Rosenblatt

Professor Mark Lemley weighs in on the role of an experienced jury foreman in determining the outcome of litigation between Apple and Samsung for Bloomberg Business Week.

Apple Inc. (APPL:US) and Samsung Electronics Co. both trusted a retired IBM executive with patent litigation experience to give them a fair trial.

When jury foreman Thomas Dunham handed over the verdict in court May 2, it wasn’t a sweeping victory for either company. Apple got just $120 million of the $2 billion it sought for infringement of its smartphone patents, while Samsung won one of its two claims against the iPhone maker.

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When jury foreman Thomas Dunham handed over the verdict in court May 2, it wasn’t a sweeping victory for either company. Apple got just $120 million of the $2 billion it sought for infringement of its smartphone patents, while Samsung won one of its two claims against the iPhone maker.

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Mark Lemley, a professor at Stanford Law School who specializes in intellectual property, said before the trial that for someone with Dunham’s background, “both sides might see him as a potential ally.”