Thanks for that thoughtful exploration of Valerie Aurora’s post and the relation to meritocracy, etc.

I agree the appeal by Samsung does seem to have substantial grounds, since the jury ignored their instructions, awarded to punish/deter (instead of the legal requirement that patent damages be for actual damages), found inducement where they did not find infringement, and didn’t understand (due to the foreman’s misguidance) prior art. The underlying problem is the whole mess with the patent system as applied to software, of course.