(Credit: Vicki Behringer)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- There is little doubt that the trial between Apple and Samsung taking place here is complex, and perhaps nowhere is that clearer than in the form that jurors will have to fill out on their way to reaching a verdict later this week.
The document, which both sides have yet to agree on, is still in its draft stage. In Samsung's case, it's 33 questions long, and stretched across 17 pages. For Apple, it's 23 questions spread over nine pages.
Jurors, who will soon hear closing arguments from both sides, as well as receive a 100-page instruction document tomorrow, can then look forward to trudging through the form. And if that makes it sound like a walk through a swamp, the comparison may not be all that far off.
Both forms (embedded below) ask jurors to check off which products infringe on specific patent claims, an exercise that includes going through charts that sometimes span several pages. On Apple's form there are some 225 checkboxes regarding patent infringement.