iPad.jpgIPNews® – Samsung Electronics Co. demanded a new trial on Tuesday in the patent infringement case that resulted in a $1 billion jury verdict in Apple Inc.’s favor in August, claiming the jury foreman lied to the court during jury selection and engaged in misconduct during deliberations.

Jury foreman Velvin Hogan failed to disclose to the court his prior involvement in litigation involving his former employer Seagate Technology Inc., which has major business ties to Samsung, and did not mention that a lawyer involved in that case is married to a partner at the law firm currently representing Samsung, the company says. The request for a new trial and allegations against Hogan come a day after Samsung accused the iPhone 5 of infringing the same patents as Apple’s other devices, and after the judge overseeing the case lifted an injunction banning Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. To continue reading, click: Samsung Says Juror Misconduct Merits New Apple Patent Trial