M·CAM, Inc. releases Patently Obvious® on the Apple Samsung Verdict and the Jury Foreman
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA August 30, 2012 - M·CAM, Inc. released its Patently Obvious® report today on the Apple Samsung Verdict and the Jury Foreman
'If this were my patent, could I defend it?' was the question jury foreman, Velvin Hogan asked himself when considering the Apple Samsung patent infringement suit. On August 24th, 2012 a nine person jury reached the verdict which awarded Apple slightly over $1 billion in damages. This is a grievous miscarriage of justice in which Velvin played an active role. Velvin does not understand that novelty and obviousness are what determine patent validity. His public opining reinforces the widespread ignorance of the broken patent system and the myth of Apple’s innovation.
M·CAM's Patently Obvious® is a weekly report providing visibility into potentially unconsidered alternatives, including art in the public domain, to patent holdings across a variety of technology areas.
M·CAM, Inc. is a global, full-service intellectual property and rights (IP&R) and intangible asset financial services firm. We provide the technical and financial systems that allow public and private markets to use IP&R and IA for regulated transactions in banking, securities, insurance, and public innovation investment and technology procurement. From our pioneering work in creating the world's first standards-based innovation collateralization financial products for banking and securities to our work in grassroots innovator enablement and patent quality assurance programs, M·CAM provides the mechanism to balance the interests of public and commercial sectors to support and build thriving economies.
The M·CAM Patently Obvious® report on the Apple Samsung Verdict and the Jury Foreman can be found HERE.