/// Jurors in Apple v. Samsung Get a Raise But Still Woefully Underpaid

August 9, 2012  |  All Things Digital

Among the dozens of motions and filings from Apple and Samsung this week was an order from Judge Lucy Koh giving the jurors in the case a pay raise. Now, it’s not much of a raise, mind you. The seven men and two women hearing the case will now get $50 per day instead of $40 for each day they serve beyond 10 days. That’s barely enough to cover lunch and parking, never mind missing work. And it’s truly a pittance when you compare that amount to the hundreds of dollars per hour being billed by the myriad attorneys, consultants and experts in the case. Just this week several of Apple’s experts testified they are being paid $500 per hour for their work in the case and one can assume that many of the lawyers are somewhere in that ballpark. You could argue that the lawyers and experts they are being paid for their legal expertise, but it is the jurors are being asked to wade through hours of testimony, sort through complexities of the law and technology and render a verdict. Not only are they being asked to evaluate whether patents are being infringed, they are also being asked to ascertain whether they should have been granted in the first place, essentially becoming underpaid patent office employees in addition to poorly compensated jurists. But, at least they are getting a raise. Apple versus Samsung Full Coverage RELATED POSTS: Samsung on Its iPhone-Envy Memo: Nothing to See Here, Move Along Samsung’s 2010 Report Says Its Galaxy Would Be Better if It Were Just More Like the iPhone Similarity of Apple and Samsung Icons “Beyond Coincidental,” Designer Testifies iPhone Caused “Crisis of Design” at Samsung (Memo) Samsung Exec Downplays “Crisis of Design” Memo at Patent Trial Five Things We Learned at the Apple-Samsung Trial Last Week Samsung’ Hinges its Case on Rectangles and Rounded Corners Apple’s Case Against Samsung in Three Pictures Top Apple Executive Saw Market for 7-Inch Tablet in 2011, Said Company Should Do One Apple’s Scott Forstall on How “Project Purple” Became the iPhone Apple’s Phil Schiller on How Apple Came Up With the iPhone and iPad Apple Loses Bid to Keep Customer Survey Secret Samsung and Apple Speaking to One Jury, Many Audiences Samsung: We Weren’t Trying to Mess With the Jury Judge Koh on “2001” Evidence: I’m Sorry, Samsung, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That Apple: Litigation Misconduct Is Part of Samsung’s Legal Strategy Samsung Goes Public With Excluded Evidence to Undercut Apple’s Design Claims Apple Designer: We’ve Been Ripped Off Apple Designer: Even Steve Jobs Doubted the iPhone at Times Apple Literally Designs Its Products Around a Kitchen Table Samsung: Apple Didn’t Invent the Rectangle Apple: Samsung Took the Easy Road and Copied Us Day One of Apple vs. Samsung Starts With Another Debate on Apple’s “Sony Style” Samsung Thwarted in Bid to Show Apple Has “Sony Style” As Apple and Samsung Head to Court, Here’s a Handy Cheat Sheet Key Witness No Longer Works at Apple, Doesn’t Want to Testify at Samsung Trial Can I Get a Witness? Sure, Here’s a Whole List of Them, as Apple vs. Samsung Heads to Trial

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