Originally Posted by jragosta
They essentially proved Apple's case.
Hrmmmm.....the subject is trial strategy. Here we have an opinion as to trial strategy by a person who has never been to law school, not even the worst law school in the entire country, not even attaining a rank of the bottom of the class. A guy who has never, not even once in his life, decided upon proper trial strategy.
And he's saying that the trial strategy is 180 degrees off - that it does not advance the case, but instead, that it proves the case brought by the other side.
And on the other side, we have the law firm of QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN, LLP, a Madison Avenue firm, with some of the best legal minds on the country. The lead attorney in the case is Charles K. Verhoeven, Esq. Who is this guy who supposedly commits a gaffe so horrendous that he proves Apple's case for them? Who is he?
In September 2010, Mr. Verhoeven was named by the Daily Journal as one of the "Top 100" lawyers in California. In June 2010, Mr. Verhoeven was profiled by The National Law Journal as one of 10 top lawyers in "Winning," the NLJ's annual profile of the most successful litigators. In January 2010, The American Lawyer awarded Mr. Verhoeven and his colleagues "Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year." In 2008, Mr. Verhoeven was named one of the top 50 attorneys under the age of 45 by IP Law and Business. In 2007, Mr. Verhoeven was named by The American Lawyer as one of the "Fab Fifty," which was The American Lawyer's list of the top fifty litigators in the United States under the age of 45. In 2008 and 2005, Mr. Verhoeven was recognized by the California Daily Journal as one of the "top 30 IP lawyers" in the state. The Journal reported: "Verhoeven has become a giant on the state's intellectual property litigation scene." In 2002, Mr. Verhoeven was recognized by California Law Business as one of the top 20 lawyers in California under 40 years old. Chambers USA has repeatedly listed him as one of the 45 "leading individuals" in California in the field of intellectual property. Mr. Verhoeven obtained the second largest IP verdict in the United States in 2002 (source IP Law and Business, April 2003). Mr. Verhoeven's record as lead counsel before the Federal Circuit is 13-0.
Sorry, but given a choice between a distinguished, experienced trial lawyer, and some guy who has exactly ZERO credentials, ZERO experience, and ZERO credibility in the area of trial strategy, I'll pick the guy who was named by the National Law Journal as one of the top ten litigators in the country.
Sorry, JR, but your opinion is being discarded as uninformed.