This is going to be a lengthy deliberation process.
Either the nine people sitting through several days of high-end corporate testimony really don’t want to go home, or there is some intense debate happening behind those courthouse doors. On their second day of deliberations, the Apple-Samsung jury decided to work an extra hour.
The nine men and women were scheduled to deliberate from 9 AM to 4:30 PM local time, but they indicated to the court that they wanted to stay until 5:30 PM instead. This either means they want to hunker down and finish ASAP, possibly before the weekend, or it means they are really into the case and want to be sure they don’t get cut off by an arbitrary timeline.
Most analysts seem to think it’s the latter.
The case was brought forth by Apple, which is accusing Samsung of blatant infringement on its iPad and iPhone. The company is seeking $2.5 billion in damages.
Samsung not only professed its innocence but decided to get revenge on Apple, and it has a countersuit for nearly $400 million against Apple, saying the iPhone and iPad in fact infringe on Samsung patents.
Inside the courtroom, it has been the stuff of TV dramas. From the arrogant lawyers to the harsh and unwavering lawyer, there have been more than a couple tense moments.
Federal judge Lucy Koh gave each side strict time limits for which they were allowed to present their case.
Otherwise, she feared, both companies would have tied up the legal system for months as they presented nauseating amounts of evidence, trying to flood the process with paperwork and confuse everyone involved.