After Apple won the $1.05 billion patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung, it was discovered that the jury foreman actually had some personal issues against Samsung. The jury foreman Velvin Hogan did not disclose essential information about his past. Hogan was sued by Seagate Technology, which is now partially owned by Samsung. Hogan did not disclose that he had filed bankruptcy in connection with that litigation. During the post-trial interviews, jurors said that Hogan described his own participation in the patent process during the deliberations. Hogan is a patent owner himself.
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Velvin Hogan Posts
Oct 3, 2012
Samsung believes that there was juror misconduct in a trial against Apple. Samsung believes that jury foreman Velvin Hogan had failed to disclose a lawsuit and personal bankruptcy when he was questioned for a jury selection.