Ah, the drama. Siding with Apple after just three days of deliberation, a jury awarded $1,049,343,540 in damages for Samsung infringing on Apple's patents. It was expected that Samsung would appeal, but now it turns our there are inconsistencies with the jury's decisions and it seems they didn't follow the instructions given to them! They were told in the instructions:
But the jury foreman - a patent holder himself - has said publicly that:
Good ol' courtroom drama.
Samsung must be very happy with this.
The entire thing seems beyond any jury. I think this indicates that in the end it came down to opinion, more than a rationale legal interpretation, -I'm not even sure one exists.