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For the Jurors: The Apple vs. Samsung Verdict-O-Matic

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If only it were this easy...

After approximately fifty long hours of litigation, the Apple vs Samsung trial has finally wrapped itself up last Friday. Now, all that is left is Tuesday's closing arguments before the jury begins its deliberations. While the presiding Judge Koh urged the two to meet and settle their differences, it looks like it's going to be up to the seven men and two women on the jury to decide the case.

Unfortunately for them, they'll have to sort through hours of expert testimony and hundreds of pages of instructions before unanimously agreeing on whether or not certain patents were valid and infringed upon. If they can't reach a unanimous decision, the case will be called a mistrial and we'll be back at square one, with Apple and Samsung millions of dollars in the gutter.

Luckily for the jury, the Joy of Tech comic by Nitrozac & Snaggy has created a convenient way to reach a verdict (click through twice on the image to the right).

 

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    freggo , August 21, 2012 1:51 AM
    "with Apple and Samsung millions of dollars in the gutter."

    Let's face it, Apple and Samsung do not pay that tab, You and I do when we buy their products!
    It's an Ego Fest of lawyers at the consumer's expense.
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    fonzy , August 21, 2012 1:13 AM
    Verdict-O-Matic..... Doesn't apple have a patent on that?
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    scook9 , August 21, 2012 2:32 AM
    getrealSamSuck guilty on all accounts, plus one count of douchebaggery. Seriously, stealing from business partners that trust you is as low as it gets.Samsuck lawyers bungled this one. They spent all their time questioning Apple's witnesses, because Samsuck HAD NO CASE. Plus, much like Samsuck itself, its lawyers need Apple to do everything first. Even the lawyers copy Apple! LOL! Good guys always prevail. Go Apple Good Guys!This one is as open and shut as it gets. Apple wins. Flawless victory. FATALITY.

    I really cannot wait until we have a verdict so we don't have to listen to fanboys like you anymore on this matter. Unless you are ready to tell the world that the jury is all idiots and Apple is infallible

    Note that my comment holds true regardless of who they find in favor of, I just want the internet douchebaggery to end (at least on this - I know it will never be completely gone)
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    fonzy , August 21, 2012 1:13 AM
    Verdict-O-Matic..... Doesn't apple have a patent on that?
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    TheBigTroll , August 21, 2012 1:14 AM
    just wasting taxpayers money
  • 8 Hide
    halcyon , August 21, 2012 1:43 AM
    iVerdict
  • 24 Hide
    freggo , August 21, 2012 1:51 AM
    "with Apple and Samsung millions of dollars in the gutter."

    Let's face it, Apple and Samsung do not pay that tab, You and I do when we buy their products!
    It's an Ego Fest of lawyers at the consumer's expense.
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    bebangs , August 21, 2012 2:04 AM
    Click what!? (confused)
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    scook9 , August 21, 2012 2:32 AM
    getrealSamSuck guilty on all accounts, plus one count of douchebaggery. Seriously, stealing from business partners that trust you is as low as it gets.Samsuck lawyers bungled this one. They spent all their time questioning Apple's witnesses, because Samsuck HAD NO CASE. Plus, much like Samsuck itself, its lawyers need Apple to do everything first. Even the lawyers copy Apple! LOL! Good guys always prevail. Go Apple Good Guys!This one is as open and shut as it gets. Apple wins. Flawless victory. FATALITY.

    I really cannot wait until we have a verdict so we don't have to listen to fanboys like you anymore on this matter. Unless you are ready to tell the world that the jury is all idiots and Apple is infallible

    Note that my comment holds true regardless of who they find in favor of, I just want the internet douchebaggery to end (at least on this - I know it will never be completely gone)
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    tacobravo , August 21, 2012 2:33 AM
    "SamSuck guilty on all accounts, plus one count of douchebaggery. Seriously, stealing from business partners that trust you is as low as it gets.

    Samsuck lawyers bungled this one. They spent all their time questioning Apple's witnesses, because Samsuck HAD NO CASE. Plus, much like Samsuck itself, its lawyers need Apple to do everything first. Even the lawyers copy Apple! LOL! Good guys always prevail. Go Apple Good Guys!

    This one is as open and shut as it gets. Apple wins. Flawless victory. FATALITY."

    @getreal

    Go troll somewhere else cuz I get the feeling your not very smart
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    neoverdugo , August 21, 2012 4:48 AM
    This case has been one big headache! I just wish that it ends now so that both companies focus on making efficient, useful, compact and CHEAP electronics devices. As an electronics engineer I am very disappointed (to say the least) of the stunts that both companies (especially Apple) pulled during this intellectual property beef. Personally, I am routing for Samsung because Apple's "master-minds" behaved like complete douche bags.
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    zulutech , August 21, 2012 5:30 AM
    getreal, I disagree with your opinion. I think you're a full on fanboy, and that it's not your fault that you are, you're just uneducated.

    I really dislike the samsung picture that everyone is continuously using to compare the galaxy s 2 to the iphone. It is convoluted and misguiding as the s 2 is significantly larger than the iphone, and the screen that is being shown in the picture is the application page, and not 'home' like that that is being shown on the iphone.
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    bennaye , August 21, 2012 9:16 AM
    really guys? really? don't feed the troll.
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    junixophobia , August 21, 2012 9:52 AM
    Iphone trolls really is on the bring of the iReligion... is job coming back to life too :p 
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    ojas , August 21, 2012 11:31 AM
    Quote:
    (click through twice on the image to the right).


    Yes, we knew that.
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    Anonymous , August 21, 2012 12:09 PM
    Really is an open and shut case for Apple. They had Samsung lawyers looking stupid. There are allegations of Samsung destroying evidence, Samsung leaked stuff to the media, ran out of time, made mistakes that allowed Apple to submit more stuff into evidence, etc.

    I don't know that Apple wins the full amount, but it is definitely looking bad for Samesung. And their counter suit was weak at best. Showing a projector screen with touch capabilities is not the same as the implementation into a phone, plus the witness even admitted some of the features shown were "added later".

    WAY too many inconsistencies with Samesung here, whereas Apple at least behaved like professionals. Oh, and the Korean design lady lying under oath was cute, too.
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    subaru41 , August 21, 2012 5:08 PM
    I am so sick of Apple. Look at the ridiculous news article below. Apple is claiming that Google copied Siri now, even though Apple bought Siri in 2010 and released a year ago, when google search has been around since the beginning.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57496833-37/apple-samsungs-galaxy-nexus-a-copycat-of-iphone/
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    sundragon , August 21, 2012 7:03 PM
    subaru41I am so sick of Apple. Look at the ridiculous news article below. Apple is claiming that Google copied Siri now, even though Apple bought Siri in 2010 and released a year ago, when google search has been around since the beginning.http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3- [...] of-iphone/


    beginning of time? lmao
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    junixophobia , August 22, 2012 5:47 AM
    So many angry iphone fanboy around hahahaha