Title

"Apple v Samsung: Five experts, five questions" (Quotes: Mark McKenna) Computerworld

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

8-22-2012

Abstract

"Apple v Samsung: Five experts, five questions" article by "Apple v Samsung: Five experts, five questions" (Quotes: Mark McKenna) Computerworld in Computerworld quotes Mark McKenna.

Q2. If you could give advice to this jury -- that got 109 pages of instructions and hundreds of other pages of documents -- what would it be?

Mark McKenna: They will have to first focus on the validity of the rights Apple and Samsung claim. A lot of the instructions have to do with damages, and damages are irrelevant if the rights aren't valid. Then I think they have to guard against the risk of just looking at the Apple and Samsung devices in comparison to each other, without looking more broadly at what else came before, and what other devices out there look like. And they have to be careful not to buy into the narratives either side is telling and focus on the instructions. They're also going, in some cases, to have to go device-by-device. That will be a slog, but they don't have a choice.