Hey everyone, we all just got into the courthouse. Verdict is coming very soon. Legal teams from both sides are here.
If you think cockroaches are fast when you turn the lights on, you should see journalists run to a courthouse when there's a high-profile verdict.
There should be little to no delay here in terms of when the verdict is delivered. We're effectively waiting on the paperwork at this point.
Josh, any thoughts on what it may means that the jury came to a decision so quickly?
@David Hamilton I think it's really a surprise to everyone here, and a number of legal experts we talked to earlier this week. The general consensus was that there was just an incredible amount of work involved in filling that form out.
The speed suggests several things -- that a decision was very clear cut, and perhaps that they had a good foreman working their way through what needed to be done. My guess: it's a bit of both.
Hopefully we'll get the inside scoop on how it went down after the verdict is delivered.
I was surprised to learn that of the 9-member jury, 4 have worked for tech companies, and two are engineers. This is not a naive bunch, apparently.
So far we've got a whole bunch of outlets here with us, Bloomberg, Forbes, Mercury News, The Verge, and the WSJ.
And the courtroom is already filled up. Just a single row of seats left , and it;s for Apple's lawyers. Almost an eerie quiet here. Lawyers aren't even talking to each other.
I ran into one of Samsung's lawyer on the way up here and asked if he was happy to be done with this. He said "well, kind of."
from the official docket:
"The Jury informed the Court at 2:35 p.m. that they have reached a verdict which will be read in Courtroom 1 as soon as the parties can be assembled. "
@Stefan Holder There's definitely the potential for that if Apple wins. In any case, I don't think anyone expects there won't be an appeal. One IP expert I talked to last week was adamant about the fact that even the winners sometimes appeal if they don't think they got enough in damages.
Side note: I'm very used to taking photos, or having a photographer on these live blogs. Can't do that here for obvious reasons folks.
PR teams from both sides here as well. They must have been staying nearby too. One of Apple's lawyers just walked into court wearing a polo shirt and jeans, so clearly he wasn't expecting this today.
Samsung requested 30 mins to require verdict form for any inconsistencies.
Apple thinks it's too long.
Surprise, they don't agree on something! Koh says she hasn't seen the verdict form. She says she's going to take an initial look at it, and if there are spots that aren't filled in or unclear that she'll ask them to clarify it.
If there are damages for an invalid patent, Koh says she was planning to send them back to reconsider. Koh now asking both sides if she can eyeball it first.
Samsung's attorney Verhoeven says that he wants the whole thing read, then there will be a 10-15 min break to look over it for any errors.
Apple's attorney Michael Jacobs says that works for him too.