> I truly believe that most ordinary Americans are strongly biased in favor of Apple, especially after Steve Jobs'es death, who has been practically turned into a saint :-) Samsung is unlikely to get an impartial and fair jury.
I think that Apple's stock has reached at such a level that there is VERY significant interest by third parties to keep the stock price rising. You can see evidence of this by the fact that whenever Apple does a press release about a new product or whatever then it automatically turns into a fawning news broadcast on CNN or whatever. Unfortunately this has a strong effect on most people's opinions.
(The news media doesn't exist anymore in the USA. It's completely and utterly compromised. Apple is just one example of many. They are now just the advertising and propaganda arms of the corporations that own them.)
If I was a Samsung lawyer I'd look very carefully at who has invested in what.
And what is more look at what Apple has been able to do to HTC. What they have been able to do to Samsung pales in comparison. Apple has managed to _DESTROY_ HTC's ability to sell phones in the USA. I don't know all the details, but HTC had a lot of terrific products that people bought, but now they have a very difficult time working around the legal hurdles that Apple has set up for them.