Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

August 25, 2012 9:29 am

Apple-Samsung jury reconsidering two issues in patent case | LA Times

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Reposted from http://lat.ms/PizieT on August 24, 2012 at 08:40PM

The judge presiding over the infringement case between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. spotted two inconsistencies in the jury’s pro-Apple verdict and asked the nine-member jury to return to the deliberation room to reconsider the issues.

August 24, 2012 8:31 pm
Apple triumphs over Samsung, awarded over $1 billion damages

If something doesn’t seriously change between now and whatever result we get after the endless repeals process, we could be looking at a huge blow for innovation tonight.  3 days to deliberate a case so dense it deserved at least a week, ridiculous.

May 24, 2012 1:25 pm
Oracle v. Google jury foreman reveals: Oracle wasn’t even close | Ars Technica

It’s amazing how much the jury actually got. The entire time we were worried that these people were sitting there befuddled by jargon, but they actually did an excellent job interpreting the legal reasons behind the laws they were debating and applying them to the case. That they ultimately made the decision based on what’s good for the public really blows my mind, you’ll never find that reasoning in a Texas jury. It’s annoying that the judge’s instructions for them to think of API’s as copyrightable made them feel like their deciding power was limited. This part of the case I feel was the most mishandled and definitely worthy of Google’s call for a mistrial. Still, can’t be upset to see a group of Americans come together and make a thoughtful, rational decision after amicable debating.

May 14, 2012 8:15 pm
Judge Decides Oracle and Google Will Battle Over Damages | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

At this point I really don’t have much left to say about this case. It seems like no one is willing to make a definite decision and it’s just boiling down to the two companies arguing. I know that sounds like what a trial should be, but nothing being said seems to be adding anything that could help the judge or jury in their decisions.

May 8, 2012 11:28 pm
"The final jury members selected included a plumber, a nurse, a retired photographer, a store designer for Gap, a city bus driver, and a postal worker — in other words, folks with as little hope of understanding the deeply technical language and concepts they were about to encounter as I would have of understanding the intricacies of plumbing or the city’s public transit system."

Well, this should make those of us that actually care about the outcome of this case sleep better.

(Source: Washington Post)

May 3, 2012 10:04 pm
Oracle vs. Google jury possibly deadlocked?

This keeps getting more intense.  Keep in mind though this is only the first round and there are 2 other entire sections to discuss in this case.