Apple knew nothing about jury foreman Samsung is obsessed about

Mon, Dec 3, 2012

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Ars Technica reports:

Samsung has argued the foreman, Velvin Hogan,withheld key facts—including that he was sued by Seagate Technology. That company is Hogan’s former employer and it is now partly owned by Samsung. Hogan also didn’t disclose that he filed for bankruptcy in connection with that litigation. In post-trial interviews, jurors said he described his own participation in the patent process during their deliberations. Hogan himself is a patent owner.

The company also insisted that Apple disclose what it knew about Hogan and when it knew it. ”In order to have a full and fair opportunity to reply to Apple’s ‘waiver’ argument, Samsung is entitled to know when Apple first learned of Mr. Hogan’s undisclosed Seagate litigation, including whether it knew of Mr. Hogan’s misstatements to the Court prior to Samsung’s post-trial motion and nonetheless concealed that knowledge from the Court,” wrote Samsung lawyers on October 30.

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