Some Interesting Facts About Apple-Qualcomm Jury
Among the nine jurors selected to decide the dispute between Apple and Qualcomm over the technology used in iPhones is reportedly a woman who has never owned a smartphone.
Bloomberg reports that jury panel also includes a former Major League Baseball player turned air traffic controller, a retired psychologist and an environmental consultant.
The prospective jurors who didn’t make it on the panel included a retired employment lawyer, a man who volunteered that he didn’t like the direction Apple had been going, and a "private fiduciary."
Opening statements will start Tuesday in a San Diego trial over Apple’s claims that Qualcomm used its monopoly power as a maker of modem chips for mobile phones to extract excessive patent royalties from phone makers. Qualcomm is seeking billions of dollars in unpaid royalties from Apple’s Asian contractors that assemble its iPhones and iPads.