Apple vs. Qualcomm Jury Includes Retired MLB Pitcher and Woman Who's Never Owned a Smartphone

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    Apple's high-profile trial against chipmaker Qualcomm kicked off in San Diego federal court on Monday with jury selection.

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    Among the nine jurors selected are a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, a woman who has never owned a smartphone, a retired clinical psychologist, a pilot, an accountant, a retired nurse, and an environmental consultant, according to reports from CNET and Bloomberg.

    Opening statements will be heard today. Apple has accused Qualcomm of anticompetitive business practices by way of demanding excessive patent royalties, while Qualcomm alleges that Apple manufacturers Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron, and Compal owe it more than $7.5 billion in unpaid royalties.

    Apple already won a preliminary judgment ordering Qualcomm to pay nearly $1 billion in withheld rebates last month.

    Qualcomm has already faced scrutiny from antitrust regulators in multiple countries, including the United States, where an FTC lawyer said "evidence is overwhelming that Qualcomm engaged in exclusionary conduct, and the effects of Qualcomm's conduct, when considered together, are anticompetitive."

    Amidst the legal battle, Apple dropped Qualcomm as a supplier of cellular modems starting with last year's iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, switching to Intel for all modems in those devices.

    Article Link: Apple vs. Qualcomm Jury Includes Retired MLB Pitcher and Woman Who's Never Owned a Smartphone
     
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    this show will be better than any of their original programming
     
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    So? It doesn't matter if she's never owned a smartphone, as long as she has an understanding of patent laws. If anything, this means she'll be unbiased.
     
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    did qualcomm donate to notre dame yet? if not apple is clearly going to win this case.
     
  6. AngerDanger, Apr 16, 2019
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    Bahahaha, I love how every other jury member is described by their occupation whereas this poor lady gets "never owned a smartphone."

    "Sure, I never own a smartphone, but I moonlight as having never owned a game console. The pay is decent, but neither of these occupations were by any means recession-proof."
     
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    A former pitcher for the Royals? I thought they said “professional”...

    I kid, I kid...
     
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    That's her job title on the business card. That's how she makes money, dude.
     
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    I legitimately envy the woman who’s never owned a smartphone. They’ve turned society into a bunch of zombies.
     
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    Depends on when they pitched. Funny though.
     
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    Come on man, I know it’s weird that they don’t own a smartphone but I think it’s unlikely they’re responsible for the zombie apocalypse.
     
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    Seriously???

    Everyone knows Zombies where created because of cell phone radiation on the brain ... ;)
     
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    You're free to give yours up anytime you want, you know.
     
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    I was a fan growing up when they liked to lose 100+ games a season. It's pretty funny. Although the 2014 and 2015 teams kicked butt. Wonder who it is.
     
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    This will be more interesting than the services keynote a few weeks ago
     
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    I think that is exactly why that bit of info was highlighted.
     
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    So a baseball pitcher, a luddite, a psychologist, a pilot, an accountant, a nurse, and an environmentalist walk into a bar…
     
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    Isn't divulging the identity of jurors, no matter how tenuously, somewhat illegal?
     
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    Nobody has released their names, it looks like just some demographic information, and that is pretty common to see in a trial.
     
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    They were already zombies. They just now have a more useful distraction.
     
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    I look forward to the day. I barely use mine as it is, and to cut it out 100% would be divine.
     
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    When reading MLB, I think it was Main Logic Board inside Mac / iPhone. I was wrong.
     
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    Sure!

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