Wow! The Apple-Samsung jury foreman clearly lead his colleagues down the wrong path.
In a Q&A with Gizmodo http://gizmodo.com/apple-vs-samsung/ readers yesterday, Velvin Hogan was asked:
Demon-Xanth: Did you have the opportunity to ask “Is this something that should be patentable?” during the trial?
Velvin Hogan:@Demon-Xanth– No, however it was not the function of this jury to ask that. We were bound to use the law as it is today. The patents were issued the judge instructed us not to second guess the current patent system.
Hogan clearly misunderstood since for each patent in question the jury was asked to decide if it was valid. Determining if a patent is valid is NOT the same as determining if the law is valid. I'm not hopefully that Judge Lucy Koh will overturn this verdict, but hopefully if Hogan keeps spouting his mouth off, an appeals court will.