3 reasons juries have no place in the patent system

A jury awarded $1.05 billion to Apple after the “tech trial of the century.” The award raises questions about the patent system and innovation — but also about why a jury was allowed to decide it in the first place.

Samsung’s exposure: It can survive the Apple hit

Samsung can easily absorb the $1 billion judgement if Friday’s jury award holds. With a $4.5 billion profit in the second quarter alone, Samsung has the cash to keep fighting. But will the larger patent issues of the verdit will impact its tremendous smartphone momentum?